Biology B

Course Description

Uses the ASKME® model study of health changes in living things, genetics and conservation. This is a laboratory course.

Required Course Materials

A complete list of required lab materials and common household items needed to complete the course can found here.

Course Organization

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.

Final Examination

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

Course Outline

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