This course is equivalent to Biology 11. The general aims of this course are to give a basic understanding of biological processes and to introduce a number of fundamental biological terms. To begin, students review the scientific method, microscope use, and basic cell biology. They then consider the evolution of biological diversity. As they explore the diversity of life, students progress from microbes to plants and animals, learning from observation in labs and neighbourhood field trips as well as from the excellent textbook and online resources. Finally they apply their biology skills to ecology.
Prerequisites: Science 10 or equivalent. English reading skills at Grade 11 level are important for success in the course.
Note: Students cannot get credit for more than one of BIOL 0500, BIOL 0501
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