Honors Biology is a study of life from the molecular to the global level. It explores the cell as the basic unit of life, and the repository of genetic information. The roles of photosynthesis and respiration as energy sources that sustain life, and the role of evolution in biodiversity are covered in depth. Organ systems are focused on with particular attention to human systems. The culmination of the course integrates these concepts to enhance an understanding of ecology. Lab work and scientific research are stressed. A long-term project with original research is required (Science Fair Project).
(Prerequisite: B in Physical Science Honors or A- in Physical Science and Department Recommendation.) (1 credit)