Students will explore the science of life. This biology class will cover the following topics: cells, taxonomy, scientific method, chemistry of biology, genetics, embryology, bacteria, viruses, creation vs. evolution, biosphere, photosynthesis, invertebrates, vertebrates, plants, and ecology. Students will be expected to perform labs with equipment and supplies at home as well as online. Students will write up these labs with formal lab reports to improve their understanding of the scientific concepts as well as critical thinking skills. This challenging course will prepare students for more upper level science classes and future college science classes.