Santa Cruz  Learning Center

2560 Soquel Avenue Suite 200Santa Cruz CA 95062  |   831-331-5611  |

High School Biology

wednesdays 11:00am - 2:00pm

Instructor: Malika Bell M.S.

Holt McDougal Biology by Stephen Nowicki
ISBN-13: 978-0547-21947-9
ISBN-10: 0-547-21947-4


Biology is the study of life. Students will be introduced to the process of science through lecture, discussion, activities and laboratory exercises. Emphasis is placed on proper laboratory procedures, qualitative and quantitative observations and accurately maintaining a laboratory notebook. These crucial skills prepare students for further studies in science. The course is aimed to emphasize the role biology plays in the lives of students in today's society. Topics covered in the first semester include biochemistry, cell structure and function, and energy (photosynthesis and cellular respiration) and genetics. We will take a field trip at least once each semester. During the second semester we will focus on  anatomy and physiology, evolution and ecology. Biology Students will participate in the SC Learning Center's 6th Annual Science Festival in March 2019. 

Our Syllabus is aligned with the approved a-g requirements (Ocean Grove have approved Santa Cruz Learning Center for a-g credit for this course).