High School Biology + Wet/Dry Labs
Teacher: Charlotte Reininger
Mat Fees: $40
Class Fee: $330 or $315 if taking 2 or more classes. Can be split into 3 equal payments. Price is for one quarter only.
Homework: YES. This is a flipped class, meaning that students will read about the science prior to coming to class, then use the classroom to clarify concepts and perform labs.
Biology for the High School introduces students to a high school level of study that includes understanding of human and plant cells, various topics on classification, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, Biochemistry, cell and Molecular Biology and Plant Biology. The hands-on lab units have already been approved as a-g level for our UC College system, but we've added more to this course! Bacteria vs. Fungus wars, RNA experiments, Hydroponics and more will work to tie the world of Biology to current world issues, and prepare students for more advanced studies in the sciences. Our goal is to engage the learner into the Life Sciences so that they are fully prepared to step into college classes, ready to delve even deeper into the study of Life. To do this, we will have weekly lab experiments, watch videos in class and at home, follow the scientific method as we hypothesize and then test numerous ideas, and look for sustainable solutions to the problems science is encountering in the Life Sciences. While this class will include the standard learning of a high school biology class, we will not limit our learning to these ideas, but branch out further into the newest discoveries being made in science today. Our labs will include microscope work as we prepare slides for both human and plant cells, observe mitosis and meiosis, learn about bacteria and fungi, perform in depth studies of plants, and engage in multiple dissection labs. Students will choose their favorite field of study and produce a science faire type exhibit for our end of year exhibition where they will present their research into the field of Life Science.