Biology with Melissa Lopez


Full year

Teacher:  Melissa Lopez

Recommended Grade Level:  8-10

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 11 am ET OR Wednesdays at 1 pm ET

Prerequisites:  None

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Class Description

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.