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Miller Grove High School

Dekalb County Schools

1st Period Biology

Course Description

Course Description:

“The Biology Georgia Standards of Excellence are designed to continue the student investigations of the life sciences that began in grades K-8 and provide students the necessary skills to be proficient in biology by focusing on the identification of patterns, processes, and relationships of living organisms. These standards include more abstract concepts such as the interdependence of organisms, the relationship of matter, energy, and organization in living systems, the behavior of organisms, and biological evolution. Students investigate biological concepts through experiences in laboratories and fieldwork using the process of inquiry. Biology students start by developing an understanding of the cellular structure and the role these structures play in living cells. The students develop a fundamental understanding of the role of biomacromolecules, their structure, and function as related to life processes. The students then analyze how genetic information is passed to their offspring and how these mechanisms lead to variability and hence diversity of species. They use cladograms and phylogenetic trees to determine relationships among major groups of organisms. Biology students are able to recognize the central role the theory of evolution plays in explaining how the diversity observed within species has led to the diversity of life across species through a process of descent with adaptive modification.”- Georgia Department of Education.

Virtual Course Documents

Below you will find your course syllabus and your virtual learning access form. Please review the course syllabus in its entirety to ensure a complete understanding of the expectations in the class. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your teacher via email, phone, or Microsoft Teams.