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Life and Physical Sciences
Flex Start: No
(641) 682-8591 ext. 233
Start Date: 08/27/2012
End Date: 05/31/2013
Drop Date: 09/24/2012
Minimum: 2 Maximum: 20
Current Enrollment: 19
Audience: High school students needing help with reading and/or study skills.
Credits/Unit:1 credit per semester. 1 or 2 credits for Summer semester.
Pacemaker Biology, published by Pearson AGS Globe, 2004.
Regular School Year Fees:
Summer School Fees:
Note that additional school support must be provided for students registering for this course.
This General Biology course is designed for high school students who are interested in or required to take Biology, but need help with reading and/or study skills. The units in the course are aligned with the National Science Education Standards and the Iowa Core. In order to meet the Iowa Core for Life Science, all units must be completed.
The first unit, Inquiry and Investigation, is required as the first unit for any student registering for the course. If the student is just beginning Biology, all units should be taken in order. If the student has successfully completed some units at his/her local school, s/he should complete the remaining units in the following list in order to meet the Iowa Core. The course consists of eight units, four units are considered a semester for the reasons of awarding credit.
Unit 1: Inquiry and Investigation; Unit 2: Chemistry of Life; Unit 3: Cell Biology; Unit 4: Heredity and Genetics; Unit 5: Living Organisms; Unit 6: Changes over Time; Unit 7: Ecology; Unit 8: Final Project (inquiry-based).
When registering a student for this class, please indicate in the COMMENTS box the units that your student should take.
In order to apply biological concepts, invented situations will be used in each unit to give students the opportunity to solve real world problems.
Students will use the internet to learn information and discuss topics. The course is inquiry-based, so students will be expected to gather data at their school that will be shared with and talked about by the class. For hands-on work with appropriate equipment and materials, students will do labs at their school site.
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Success in a distance learning course is directly related to student engagement. Students will be expected to demonstrate ongoing, consistent evidence of engagement in the course during the first weeks of the class or they will be automatically withdrawn from the course.
At this time, tuition for this course is free due to support for ILO from grants and/or an agreement with the district offering the course.