BIOLOGY, PART 2

Price: $95 | Credits: 5 | Dept: Science

This course is designed to be the second semester of biology and includes the topics of plants, fungi, invertebrates, chordates, and human anatomy.

In order to satisfy the University of California A-G requirements for a biology course, three components are required. The first is our online course, the second is a wet lab, and the third is a wet lab instructor. Our online biology course provides the curriculum with videos, quizzes, assignments and final. The wet lab and instructor have to be sourced separately. They are not provided by SVHS.

Lab Kit Requirement (Note: this companion kit is not included in this course and needs to be purchased separately)
The kit can be purchased from Quality Science Labs and delivered through the mail. This kit has been designed by SVHS and Quality Science Labs to accompany this course. If you purchased the kit for Biology Part 1, you can use that same kit for this Biology Part 2–only one kit needs to be purchased for students taking Biology Part 1 and Part 2. To receive a discount on the lab kit, enroll in biology and use the customer code provided in the course.

Instructor Requirement
To meet the A-G standards, the University of California requires a teacher-supervised hands-on lab component that accounts for at least 20% of the class time. The instructor can be a teacher, or a tutor. Unfortunately, it’s not possible for a parent to act as the instructor, unless the parent is a credentialed science teacher. Some schools have wet lab facilities and some mobile wet lab companies offer the instructor and all the facilities in a van or truck that visits various schools and other locations. There are also specialist science camps that provide the wet lab component such as Lab Rat Academy.

Lab Details and Descriptions
Detailed instructions for the live labs are provided in the lab kit. Click here for a summary description of the labs covered in this course.

Credits & Study Hours
Upon completion of this course, the student is awarded 5 credits. Each credit corresponds to 15 hours of study. Of course, some students work more quickly than others, and some can devote more hours to study, so some students are able to complete the course in an accelerated rate.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

In this module, students gain a comprehension of the following:

  • The complexity and function of plants, including the types of plants, parts of the plant, non-vascular plant reproduction, vascular plant reproduction, and interesting plant adaptations.
  • Fungi, including their characteristics and classification, as well as fungal diseases.
  • The invertebrates, including sponges, cnidarians, worms and arthropods, mollusks, and echinoderms.
  • The many chordates, including non-vertebrate chordates, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals.
  • The basics of human anatomy, including the skeletal, muscular, inntegumentary, nervouus, circulatory & respiratory, digestive, excretory, endocrine, reporductive, and immune systems.

TOPICS COVERED

This course covers the following topics:

  • Plants
  • Fungi
  • Invertebrates
  • Chordates
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Anatomy continued…