Recommended Grade Level: 10
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.
Students also study a variety of topics ranging from the classification of species to the sustenance of life on earth. This course discusses the Taxonomic and Biological classification of the living organisms. It details the structure and life cycle of plants, bacteria and virus. The course details the structure and functions of various organs of the human body explaining the organs and organ system hierarchy. The course moves on to detail the ecosystems, ecology and their balance. Trophic levels, Food webs and food chains that shape the energy circulation of the ecosystem is covered. The course delves into the different cycles of the ecosystem explaining the importance of Carbon, Nitrogen and Oxygen cycle. The course concludes with a case study on Global Warming – causes, effects and human factors that contribute to the growing temperatures around the world.