Skills And Processes: The student will demonstrate ways of thinking and acting inherent in the practice of science. The student will use the language and instruments of science to collect, organize, interpret, calculate, and communicate information.
The student will demonstrate that data analysis is a vital aspect of the process of scientific inquiry and communication.
The student will use models and computer simulations to extend his/her understanding of scientific concepts. (NTB)
Concepts Of Biology: The student will demonstrate the ability to use scientific skills and processes (Core Learning Goal 1) and major biological concepts to explain the uniqueness and interdependence of living organisms, their interactions with the environment, and the continuation of life on earth.
The student will analyze how traits are inherited and passed on from one generation to another.
The student will demonstrate that the sorting and recombination of genes during sexual reproduction has an effect on variation in offspring.