The student will master an understanding of the nature of living things, their environment, and their relationships with man. The student will know unity, interaction, continuity, and diversity of life. The major concepts that will be covered are cell biology, genetics, stages of maturation, ecology, evolution, and physiology. Students will have access to up-to-date laboratory equipment, science equipment, and technology. The student will be involved in an agriculture project as a “hands – on” application of classroom knowledge. Participation in leadership development activities through FFA is an integral part of this course. This course is aligned to State adopted content standards in science and meets the UC/CSU Biology entrance requirement.