Rupert: Biology Lab (TH 10 am)
Rupert: Biology Lab
Instructor: Laureen Rupert
Grades: 9-12th (must be registered as 9th grade or above with their accountability group)
Monthly Cost: $39
Material Fee: $28
Text: Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition
Pre-requisites: Physical Science
Supplies: 3-ring binder and colored pencils.
Course Description: The lab class will cover the textbook concepts through labs, quizzes, worksheets, and 2 major projects. One project is due before Christmas Break, and the other is due before Spring Break. Students will be required to keep a neat lab notebook. Assignments are to be turned in on due date even if student is absent. Class time is allocated to assist with explanation of topics that students find difficult to understand from the textbook.
Topics will include properly collecting, observing, and analyzing data during a laboratory experiment, use and care for a microscope, writing up scientific experiments and connecting text concepts to the lab observations, dissecting animal specimens. The course will include labs covering microscopic organisms, cell functions, mitosis, DNA/RNA, genetics, animal and plant life, and other biological concepts.
The lab grade counts for 30% of the course grade. This grade is not to be used as their overall Biology course grade, since it will only reflect work done on the labs, not on reading and tests. Students read the modules at home, parents grade all text work (tests, study guides, on-your-own questions) and textbook progress will be checked at the end of each semester.