Regents Living Environment or Biology is a course whose successful completion will require 1200 lab minutes as well as a passing grade (65%) in the course and on the NYS regents exam.
Biology is a broad term that refers to the study of all living things. This topic includes 4 major parts; Cells and Genetics-the parts that make up living things and allow them to function, Evolution-the process by which living things are thought to have developed and diversified, Anatomy-the bodily structure of humans, animals, and other living organisms, and Ecology-the study of how living things react with their surroundings. These components have a large effect on our everyday lives and because of that, it is important that we understand them.
In this course, students will investigate the fundamentals of living environment and learn how they impact our everyday lives. The learning process will be accomplished through notes, classroom demonstrations, hands-on activities and laboratory experiments. This process will be enhanced through the use of discussions, projects and asynchronous work.
Regents Living Environment will meet daily with an additional period every other day devoted to laboratory experiments.