Acellus Honors Biology provides an in-depth introduction to biology, the study of life.
A major focus of this course is the cell – its structure and function, cell transport and cellular energy, and how cells divide. Students will explore genetics and learn about DNA. Units on ecology and evolution are also included. Additional lessons have been included in this course to provide students with the more in-depth understanding that they will require for AP Biology.
Acellus Honors Biology is taught by Levi Goes.
Course Objectives & Student Learning OutcomesUpon the completion of this course students will have demonstrated a mastery of core ecological principles including interdependence, the biosphere, ecological pyramids, and the criticality of the elemental cycles of an ecosystem, as well as interspecies relationships, population growth, and ecological succession. Students will also comprehend the integral components of carbon compounds, cell structure and function, cell transport, cellular energy, and cell division while learning the importance of these elements working together to sustain each individual organism and thus life on Earth. Finally, by the completion of this course, students will have been introduced to, and attained a firm understanding, of the science of genetics, the contributions of Gregor Mendel and his impact on the subsequent field of genetic engineering, as well as DNA structure, RNA, transcription, genetic code, gene regulation, and the theory of evolution, selection, divergence, and coevolution.
This course was developed by the International Academy of Science. Learn More