The biology curriculum is designed to continue student investigations and deepen student understanding of the biological sciences. High school instruction should include concepts introduced in grades K-8 at a more abstract level. In-depth study of the following concepts is included: the cell, the molecular basis of heredity, biological evolution, the interdependence of organisms, matter, energy and organization in living systems, and the adaptive responses of organisms
Unit 1: Ecology
- How do the living and nonliving parts of the Earth interact and affect the survival of organisms?
- How do biotic and abiotic factors shape ecosystems?
- What factors contribute to changes in populations?
- How have humans shaped local and global ecology?
Next Generation Science Standards - Biology