Biology II

Course Focus

Apply the following for each content standard.

BIO2.1 Identify SDA Christian principles and values in correlation with science.
BIO2.1.1 Recognize God's power as Designer, Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer in the universe.
BIO2.1.2 Acknowledge God as the Author of all scientific principles and laws regardless of man's interpretation.
BIO2.1.3 Develop stewardship and service attitudes toward health, life, and earth's environment.
BIO2.1.4 Apply Biblical principles of Christian morality, integrity, and ethical behavior to all aspects of life.
BIO2.1.5 Equip students with Christian perspectives on scientific issues.

Course Abilities

Apply the following to each content standard.

BIO2.2 Develop abilities in science. HS-ETS1
BIO2.2.1 Develop critical and creative thinking skills (analysis, evaluation, divergent questioning, modeling).
BIO2.2.2 Understand and utilize the scientific method of problem solving.
BIO2.2.3 Utilize the principles and methodologies of cooperative learning.
BIO2.3 Be able to apply science knowledge and skills to a variety of purposes. HS-ETS1
BIO2.3.1 Recognize scientific principles and laws as tools to solve problems in everyday life.
BIO2.3.2 Apply the scientific method in analysis of controversial topics, e.g., cloning, global warming, stem cell research.
BIO2.3.3 Read, write, and interpret scientific documents (lab write-ups, journals, scientific publications).
BIO2.3.4 Conduct research in the content area.
BIO2.3.5 Engage in various uses of technology.

Course Content

Zoology, Embryology, Immunology, Microbiology, Botany (Understand, explore, analyze, apply.)

BIO2.4 Be able to understand major specialty areas of biology.
BIO2.4.1 Recognize God as the Designer and Creator of all life.
BIO2.4.2 Observe and model organisms representing the major groups of invertebrate and vertebrate animals.
BIO2.4.3 Describe the processes of gamete production, fertilization, and development.
BIO2.4.4 Identify the reactions, causes, and results of immune system function.
BIO2.4.5 Understand the diversity, impact, and diseases of microorganisms.
BIO2.4.6 Exhibit an understanding of global conservation efforts.
BIO2.4.7 Demonstrate understanding of simple and complex plant forms.
BIO2.5 Be able to safely explore biology concepts.
BIO2.5.1 Manipulate invertebrate and vertebrate animals.
BIO2.5.2 Investigate the reproductive processes within organisms.
BIO2.5.3 Explore immune system disorders.
BIO2.5.4 Examine the role of microbes in epidemiology.
BIO2.5.5 Research the impact of plant life on the biosphere.
BIO2.6 Be able to analyze biology concepts.
BIO2.6.1 Ascertain the increasing complexity from invertebrate to vertebrate animals.
BIO2.6.2 Compare embryological development of different organisms.
BIO2.6.3 Evaluate immune system responses at the cellular and molecular levels.
BIO2.6.4 Assess treatment methods and effectiveness in terms of microbial cause.
BIO2.6.5 Analyze the importance of plant life to human life.
BIO2.6.6 Validate God as the Author of life, while studying major areas of Biology II.
BIO2.7 Be able to apply the higher concepts of Biology II to life.
BIO2.7.1 Strengthen belief in God as Designer and Creator by applying the higher concepts of Biology II.
BIO2.7.2 Utilize the concepts of Biology II to improve lifestyle choices.
BIO2.7.3 Apply the study of Biology II to ethical issues regarding life.