Life Sciences 11 (Previously Biology 11)

“Life on earth is such a good story you cannot afford to miss the beginning… Beneath our superficial differences we are all of us walking communities of bacteria. The world shimmers, a pointillist landscape made of tiny living beings.”
Lynn Margulis

Life Sciences 11 is all about earth’s magnificent life forms and the abundance of living organisms within our biosphere. This course explores three main themes: unity and diversity, evolutionary relationships, and ecological relationships. Learners create visual representations of the organization of life, research plant and animal life, learn more about organisms that are of special interest to the learner, and explore how diversity, evolution, and ecology are interrelated.

Learners also chart the five kingdoms – familiarizing themselves with the most commonly known animal and plant classification system, preparing them for Biology 12. The topics within this course include: Adaptation and Evolution, Microbiology, Fungi and Plantae, and Kingdom Anamalia. There is no final exam for this course and course grades are based on lessons, assignments, exercises, labs, and quizzes completed throughout the duration of the course.

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