This course introduces students to basic biology and biology concepts. Students will study plant and animal cells, the functions of organ systems, and cell division, as well as DNA and chromosomes. The course also discusses the classification, characteristics and biological processes of living organisms. Students will examine evolutionary mechanisms and the impact of environmental factors on species over time, the conservation of energy as it relates to living things and different ecosystems, and how different ecosystems are interdependent. Using scientific inquiry, the course prepares students to think critically and responsibly, helping them devise solutions for specific Biology-related concepts and problems.