Uses the ASKME® model study of health changes in living things, genetics and conservation. This is a laboratory course.
A complete list of required lab materials and common household items needed to complete the course can found here.
Chapter Movies. These animations will show you a problem that you will learn about throughout the unit.
Activities. The Activities are practice assignments. Each Activity is a non-graded exercise that allows you to build your knowledge and identify your strengths and weaknesses. Generally, the Activities consist of:
Introduction: A short introduction to the Activity.
Review Exercises: Short review assignments that you submit for a grade. These are required and must be completed to finish the course.
Tutorials: Animations that teach concepts and ideas.
Guided Practice Questions: Questions to answer with the help of hints.
Graded Assignments. Graded Assignments are the tasks you will submit to your instructor for a grade. Each assignment contains specific information about how your work will be assessed and how credit will be given for your responses. The average of your assignments will count for 75 percent of your course grade.
The final examination is comprehensive; it covers the material from all of the units. To pass the course, you must receive a grade of 70 percent or better. You can apply to take the Final Exam after 100 percent of your graded assignments have been submitted, and at least 70 percent have been graded and returned to you.
Format: Multiple-choice, short answer
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Materials Allowed: 2 pencil, graphing calculator, computer-graded answer sheet provided
Total Number of Units: 4
Total Number of Activities: 47
Total Number of Graded Assignments: 12
Instructor Graded (Online submission): 12
Unit 5: Reproduction
Chapter 1: Asexual and Sexual Reproduction
Activity 1: Lab: Asexual Reproduction
Activity 2: Understanding Meiosis
Activity 3: Lab: Modeling Meiosis
Activity 4: Gamete Production
Chapter 2: Plant Reproduction
Activity 5: Lab: Flower Parts
Activity 6: Double Fertilization
Activity 7: Lab: Factors Affecting Seed Germination
Activity 8: Lab: Tropisms
Chapter 3: Human Reproduction
Activity 9: Reproductive Anatomy
Activity 10: Lab: The Menstrual Cycle
Activity 11: Fetal Development
Unit 6: Genetics
Chapter 1: Genetics and Karyotypes
Activity 1: Analyzing Karyotypes
Activity 2: Abnormalities in Human Chromosomes
Activity 3: Lab: Karyotypes
Chapter 2: How Do We Inherit Traits?
Activity 4: Genes and How They Work
Activity 5: Lab: Genes and the Environment
Activity 6: Sex-linked Traits and Genetic Screening
Activity 7: Human Blood Typing and Codominance
Chapter 3: Genetics and Society
Activity 8: Ethics of Genetics
Activity 9: Lab: Solving a Crime Using Biotechnology
Activity 10: Careers in Biotechnology
Unit 7: Evolution and the Diversity of Life
Chapter 1: How Evolution Works
Activity 1: Camouflage and Natural Selection
Activity 2: Lab: Overproduction of Offspring
Activity 3: Lab: Natural Selection
Activity 4: A Real-life Example of Natural Selection
Activity 5: Modes of Selection
Chapter 2: The History Of and Evidence For Evolution
Activity 6: Darwin, the Beagle, and Natural Selection
Activity 7: Lab: Reading Activity on Darwin, Wallace, and Lamarck
Activity 8: Evidence for Evolution
Activity 9: Convergent and Divergent Evolution
Activity 10: Lab: Antibiotic Resistance
Chapter 3: Evolution: Plants as An Example
Activity 11: Movement of Plants To Land
Activity 12: Major Plant Divisions
Activity 13: Plant Adaptations
Unit 8: The Human Body
Chapter 1: Human Body Systems
Activity 1: Skeletal, Muscular, and Integumentary Systems
Activity 2: Circulatory, Respiratory, and Nervous Systems
Activity 3: Lab: What’s Exchanged When You Breath?
Activity 4: Lab: Changing Your Pulse Rate
Activity 5: Lab: Reaction Time
Activity 6: Digestive and Excretory Systems
Activity 7: Lab: Eating Your Daily Need
Chapter 2: Viruses, Bacteria, and Disease
Activity 8: Viruses
Activity 9: Bacteria
Activity 10: Disease
Activity 11: Lab: Identifying a Disease
Chapter 3: The Immune System
Activity 12: The Immune System
Activity 13: Lab: Disease and Immunity