• Lower Dauphin School District

    Curriculum Guide

    Course Title: Honors Biology
    Subject: Science
    Grade Level(s): 10
    Synopsis of Curriculum

    This course is designed to stimulate reasoning and understanding of major biological topics and concepts.  Students will develop basic biological concepts dealing with the chemical basis of life, cellular biology, energy systems, growth and division of cells, and special emphasis on nucleic acids and protein synthesis.  Further topics will center on Mendelian genetics, human heredity, genetic engineering and recombinant DAN as well as organic variation and the evolution of life.  Student laboratory sessions and projects are used to reinforce these topics.  Students will take the Biology Keystone exam at the end of this course.   

    Units of Study Titles

    Scientific Method and Inquiry Experimentation

    Cells and Cell Processes

    Chemistry of Life