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Biology - Semester - 1 (No Lab)

Biology - Semester - 1 (No Lab)

Recommended Grade Level: 9 - 12

Course Credits: 0.5

Course Price: $285.00

Course Details:

This course explains the basics of science and biology. Students learn about prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and cellular components and structures that enable them to carry out life functions such as photosynthesis and respiration. Students learn about the difference between a cell and a virus. Students learn about the relevance and applications of DNA which is coded and organized into genes in chromosomes, proteins and amino acids. The course also details the biodiversity in our environment and Natural Selection leading to this biodiversity. The course details the interaction between technological development and the society. The course presents a case study on Antibiotics, their importance, development and history.

Note: This course is not designed for ELL (English Language Learners) students. ELL students may enroll in this course ONLY if they have adequate mentor support at their home school and are able to fulfill all course requirements.


Middle School Science


Section 1: Introduction to Science and Biology

  • Introduction to Science
  • Scientific Methods
  • Scientific Investigation
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Laboratory and Safety

Section 2: The Cell – Structure and Function

  • Life Functions
  • The Cell
  • Cellular Components
  • Cellular Respiration
  • Chemical Reactions in Cell
  • Cellular Transport
  • Nutrition
  • Organic Molecules 

Section 3: Genetics

  • Introduction to Genetics
  • Proteins and Enzymes
  • Gene Expression and Genetic Code
  • The Cell Cycle
  • Fertilization and Reproduction
  • Mendel’s Principle of Inheritance
  • Introduction to Genetic Mutation
  • Survival of Species 

Section 4: Biodiversity and Natural Selection

  • Biodiversity
  • Biological Evolution
  • Natural Selection
  • Natural Selections- Adaptations
  • Group Behavior and Fossil Records

Section 5: Case Study Antibiotics – Science, Technology and Society

  • Science, Technology and Society
  • The History and Scientific Development of Antiobiotics
  • The Industrial Process of the Design and Manufacture of Antibiotics
  • Antibiotic Resistance and Current Treatments



Accreditation & Approvals

Cognia Advanced
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
National col-2dot4legiate Athletic Association
Northwest Accreditation Commission Board
Washington OSPI
University of California
Department of Education - Idaho
Arkansas Department of Education
minority women