Teachers: Andrew Uy, Paul Picard '75, Stefan Menghin
Open to: Juniors, Seniors
Length: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: chemistry Biology is the scientific investigation of living things. All creatures great and small in the diversity of life are studied: plants, animals, fungi and microbes. Students investigate the living world from four major perspectives: 1) the molecular level where all life begins; 2) genetics and how genes function and direct the actions of life; 3) interactions and interconnectedness and how humans might use, live with and sustain life on our planet; and 4) the creation and change of living things over time. Students will organize, analyze, discuss and publish their scientific work in the ways that practicing scientists do. Students will also discuss the relevance of these experiences and ideas to their life and those in our society.