Living Environment

Course Information

Instructor: Mr. Hughes, Mr. Hatch

Lab Instructor: Mr. Hatch

40 Week Course (2 Semesters) - 1 High School Credit

Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theo- ries pertaining to the living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science. Assessment will test students' ability to explain, analyze, and interpret biological processes and phenomena more than their ability to recall specific facts. Students must successfully complete laboratory experiences and satisfactorily written reports based on the laboratory investigation in order to gain admission to the Regents exam. The Regents examination will test all core curriculum standards for the Living Environment/Regents Biology.

Honors Living Environment

Course Information

Instructor: Mr. Hughes

Lab Instructor: Mr. Hatch

40 Week Course (2 Semesters) - 1 High School Credit

Prerequisites: Earth Science in the Middle School Accelerated Program or a teacher recommendation

Honors Living Environment covers all of the typical units found in Living Environment in greater depth with an emphasis on more rigorous vocabu- lary. This course should be viewed as a bridge to Advanced Placement Biology and many of the units covered will be done so at a level well above the Regents level. The lab experience is the same as all Living Environment Classes while the lecture portion of the course involves more challenging depth and more rigorous assessments. Students in this course will take the regular Living Environment Regents Exam in addition to a local final exam.