This course will cover the material students learn in 9th-grade biology class, focusing on scientific skills. Students will use various learning methods to study these topics, including labs, hands-on experiments, debates, and lectures.
- Has taught Biology classes for over 35 years as the science curriculum director at a Massachusetts high school.
- Has been AP Table Leader since 2002, where he trains and supervises AP Readers. Also is an AP Question Lead, where he is responsible for one free response question for all AP Biology Table Leaders and Readers.
After completing the course, students are expected to reach the following goals:
- Learn biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology and cell biology
- Apply basic principles to understand human biology, including the structure and regulation of genes, the structure and synthesis of proteins, and multicellular systems
Topics include but are not limited to: Biochemistry, cell structure and function, energy transfer in biology, chromosome theory of inheritance, central dogma, Mendelian genetics, evolution, ecology, etc.
Students and their parents will receive brief feedback after each class regarding the student’s general participation in class. Students will also receive feedback on graded assignments via email.
10 classes, 2 hours each class, 20 hours of instruction in total.