MYP Academic Biology
Academic Biology is a course designed to give students an overview of biological concepts. In this two-semester course, students will explore the nature of science through experimental design. This course is a combination of teacher led instruction and student driven investigation, which requires work outside of the classroom several evenings a week. The course will explore (1) cells and cell processes which include basic biological principles, chemical basis for life, bioenergetics and homeostasis and transport and (2) continuity and unity of life which includes cell growth and reproduction, genetics, evolution and ecology. The course covers the material assessed on the Biology Keystone Exam. MYP instruction will emphasize IB principles, such as global contexts, Approaches to Learning, international mindedness, the Learner Profile, and development of skills for lifelong learning.