BIOLOGY (1 Credit Available)

Science Core
Must be completed in order.

Unit Code Unit Name Unit Description Credit(s) Fulfills
BBIOL0001 Unit 1: Ecology This course focuses on ecology. Students will learn about food chains, energy flow, ecological relationships, abiotic and biotic factors, human impact on ecosystems, levels of organization, and biomes. This course corresponds with Standard I in the Utah State Biology Core Curriculum. 0.125 or 1/8th Science Core
BBIOLOGY2 Unit 2: Organs/Organ Systems This courses focuses on organs and organ systems in both plants and animals. Students will learn about the circulatory, respiratory, nervous, digestive, and reproductive systems in five different animals (hydra, earthworm, crayfish, sea star, and human). Students will also learn about plant tissues and organs. This course corresponds with Standard III in the Utah State Biology Core Curriculum. 0.125 or 1/8th Science Core
BBIOLOGY3 Unit 3: Cells I This course focuses on cells and their structures. Students will learn about the characteristics of living things, history of cell discoveries, cell chemistry, and cell organelles. This course corresponds with Standard II in the Utah State Biology Core Curriculum. 0.125 or 1/8th Science Core
BBIOLOGY4 Unit 4: Cells II This course focuses on cell activities. Students will learn about the cell cycle, mitosis, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and cellular movement. This course corresponds with Standard II in the Utah State Biology Core Curriculum. 0.125 or 1/8th Science Core
BBIOLOGY5 Unit 5: Genetics I This course focuses on DNA. Students will learn about the history of DNA discoveries, DNA, RNA, replication, transcription, translation (protein synthesis), mutations, and cloning. This course corresponds with Standard IV in the Utah State Biology Core Curriculum. 0.125 or 1/8th Science Core
BBIOLOGY6 Unit 6: Genetics II This course focuses on heredity and genetics. Students will learn about asexual and sexual reproduction, meiosis, the human genome, Gregor Mendel and his experiments, Punnett squares, dominant and recessive traits, incomplete dominance, codominance, and pedigree charts. This course corresponds with Standard IV in the Utah State Biology Core Curriculum. 0.125 or 1/8th Science Core
BBIOLOGY7 Unit 7: Evolution I This course focuses on evolution. Students will learn about the history and mechanisms of evolution, geologic time, variation, natural selection, speciation, evidence for evolution, and misconceptions about evolution. This course corresponds with Standard V in the Utah State Biology Core Curriculum. 0.125 or 1/8th Science Core
BBIOLOGY8 Unit 8: Evolution II This course focuses on evolution and how all living organisms are related. Students will learn about the six kingdoms of life, classification, cladograms, phylogenetic trees, and dichotomous keys. This course corresponds with Standard V in the Utah State Biology Core Curriculum. 0.125 or 1/8th Science Core