Grades 10, 11, 12
Have you ever wondered about the various aspects of life on Earth? Do you seek a deeper understanding of humanity’s impact upon life on this planet? Are you looking for a course that will help you prepare for AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, Anatomy and Physiology or any science laboratory course? Then Human Biology is for you. The great strides made in biology have had a deep impact on our understanding of human health, disease, and environmental issues. In this class we explore best lab practices, environmental issues, human health and disease, and current biotech issues in order to help the students prepare for the latest careers in medicine and environmental studies. Students learn how to extract DNA using electrophoresis, and then compare the genomes of various organisms. Computer modeling, digital microscopy, bioethics and applying life processes in order to make a product or solve a problem will be part of the curriculum. This intensively hands-on course will increase your understanding of the interactions between humans and the environment we live in.