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Biology

 

Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms. This course will include a variety of topics such as: structures and functions of cells and viruses, growth and development of organisms, cells, tissues, and organs, nucleic acids and genetics, biological evolution, taxonomy, metabolism and energy transfers in living organisms, living systems, homeostasis, and ecosystems and the environment. The student will conduct laboratory and field investigations using safe, environmentally appropriate, and ethical practices for at least for 40% of instructional time. End of Course (EOC) tested.

Grade Placement: 9-11
Prerequisite: None

 

PAP Biology

Pre-Advanced Placement (PAP) Biology is an advanced course recommended for students with a strong interest in science and strong study skills. This course takes the concepts of biology and expands them to include an in-depth study of cellular biology, taxonomy, microbiology and genetics in order to prepare students for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate study as well as other upper level science courses. This course will provide students with unique lab and field investigation opportunities. End of Course (EOC) tested.

Recommended Grade Placement: 9
Prerequisite: None

AP Biology

The revised AP Biology course shifts from a traditional content coverage model of instruction to one that focuses on enduring, conceptual understandings and the content that supports them. This approach will enable students to spend less time on factual recall and more time on inquiry-based learning of essential concepts, and will help them develop the reasoning skills necessary to engage in the science practices used throughout their study of AP Biology. Students taking this course will develop advanced inquiry and reasoning skills, such as designing a plan for collecting data, analyzing data, applying mathematical routines, and connecting concepts in and across domains. The curriculum is outlined by The College Board. This honors course is equivalent to a freshman level biology major course in college. The curriculum is outlined by The College Board. The course is designed to give students a solid foundation in many diverse areas including cellular biology, genetics, systematics, and evolutionary biology. The course is taught through lecture, independent and inquiry based learning, laboratory investigation, outside readings and

Grade Placement: 11-12
Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry

   

Alexander, Caleb
Teaches: Biology

Room: 254
Email: 
dalexan3@aisd.net
Phone: 682-867-7052
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Beck, Brenna
Teaches: Biology

Room: 2009
Email: 
bbeck12@aisd.net
Phone: 682-867-6966
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 here. 

Bishop,Tara
Teaches: Biology

Room: 237
Email: 
tbishop@aisd.net
Phone: 682-867-7091
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Dumper, Thom
Teaches: Biology

Room: 241, 247, 218
Email: 
tdumper1@aisd.net
Phone: 682-867-7060
682-867-7045
682-867-7046
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Jones, Michael
Teaches: Biology

Room: 218
Email: 
mjones15@aisd.net
Phone: 682-867-7046
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Przeworski, Katherine
Teaches: PAP Biology

Room: 239
Email: 
kprzewor@aisd.net
Phone: 682-867-7090
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La Bruyere, Kathryn
Teaches: PAP Biology, Biology

Room:2010
Email: 
klabruye@aisd.net
Phone: 682-867-6967
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Thomas, Joy
Teaches: PAP Biology

Room:2013
Email: 
jthoma13@aisd.net
Phone: 682-867-6974
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