This course emphasizes the study of living organisms and life processes. The course is presented in two semesters.
Semester 1 examines the structure and function of cells and human body systems including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, lymphatic, and reproductive systems. It provides lines of support for the Theory of Evolution, the evolutionary process, hominid evolution, classification, and interdependence of living organisms.
Semester 2 describes Mendel’s work and the Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium, universal genetic code, and processes associated with reproduction and human development. Matter and energy in living systems are discussed with an overview of four types of biological macromolecules, cellular respiration, and an examination of the role of enzymes.
Science 2: Physical Science
This course is aligned to the National Science Education Standards (NSES), Florida Sunshine State Standards, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards.
SCI 301: Test
SCI 302: Test