Mrs. Cheryl Dunham

Biology is an inquiry based lab course where you will investigate the principles that govern living organisms including cells and cellular processes, genetics, classification, ecological relationships, and evolution. Students who successfully complete the course will earn one credit towards high school graduation. 


According to the National Science Education Standards (NAS, 1996), “ Learning science is something students do, not something that is done to them.”  In learning science, you will be actively involved – both physically and mentally.  You will work as individuals and in teams to make observations, acquire knowledge, generate explanations, test ideas, and communicate results.


Science as inquiry will be the controlling principle for the selection of all of the lab activities.  Scientific inquiry is devoted to formulating and testing naturalistic explanations for natural phenomena.  It is a process for systematically collecting and recording data about the physical world, then categorizing and studying the collected data in an effort to infer the principles of nature that best explain the observed phenomena.



Course Topics                      



First Semester

Second Semester

Science and Engineering Practices

Asexual Reproduction

Cells and Classification

DNA Replication

Evolution- Macro


Inorganic and Organic Chemistry


Interdependence of Organisms (Ecology)

Protein Synthesis

Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis

Evolution- Micro




Human Body Systems