The purpose of this course is to broaden ones’ understanding of biological concepts while practicing and developing the skills of the scientific process. Rather than study a broad range of general topics, students will work toward comprehension of a few fundamental biology themes – matter and energy, cells, inheritance, evolution, interdependence in systems.  Investigations and relevant activities will be performed in order to prepare them for continued learning aw well as enhance understanding, ability, and knowledge of science content as it applies to everyday life.