Biology is the study of organisms (living things) and what defines life. This class will cover many topics including: Biology as a science; Cells – their organization, energy production/use, and ability to reproduce; Evolutionary Topics – classification, genetics, populations; and Living things – their structure and function. Students will be required to read, take notes, and complete assignments in class as well as at home. Projects and papers will be assigned throughout the year and will be completed independently. Quizzes and tests will be given to reinforce lessons, measure understanding, and prepare for tests. The syllabus is attached.