Students entering Grades 11 and 12
8:00 am-12:30 pm
Prerequisite course: Chemistry or Honors Chemistry
Registration must be received by Friday, May 29
June 15 – July 24 (6 weeks)
Biology is the study of life. In this accelerated summer course, students will engage in an introductory biology study including the topics of evolution, the climate’s impact on living things, anatomy and physiology, modern genetics, molecular biology, and ecology. Through experiences in the laboratory and classroom discussion, students will build conceptual knowledge in the topics of biology as well as scientific inquiry skills. In order to maintain the accelerated pace, students should expect 60-90 minutes of homework per class day which will include readings, question sets, reflections on lab work, and online tutorials. The prerequisite for this course is successful completion of Chemistry. This course fulfills the Hawken biology graduation requirement and would also serve as good preparation for students planning to take AP Biology in the fall who haven’t had a previous biology course.