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.
Section 1: Introduction to Science and Biology
Section 2: The Cell – Structure and Function
Section 3: Genetics
Section 4: Biodiversity and Natural Selection
Section 5: Case Study Antibiotics – Science, Technology and Society