Biology – Semester 1 (LAB)

 
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Biology – Semester 1 (LAB)

Recommended Grade Level: 9 - 12

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.

Credit: 0.5

 

Prerequisites:

Middle School Science

 

Required Materials:

  • Fresh white carnation flowers with stems
  • Water
  • Clear glass cup
  • Food coloring – blue, red, yellow
  • Teaspoon
  • Ruler
  • Measuring cup
  • Scissors
  • Potatoes
  • Knife
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Strawberries
  • Aloe Vera juice
  • Antibacterial hand wash liquid soap
  • Paper towels
  • Sandwich Ziploc bags
  • Tongs
  • Sticky Notes
  • Magnifying Glass
  • A sheet to record data (lab sheet)

 

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