Why This Class
As a parent, you want your student to appreciate the miracle of life in its full complexity. You also want them to hang onto their youthful curiosity—the habit of always asking “How?” or “Why?” This course helps with both by exposing your student to the wonders and intricacies of biology.
Mentors in this course guide students on an exploration of the concepts of cells, cellular reproduction, metabolism, and genetics. In labs, students use the scientific method to create experiments that teach them more about life through observation, hypotheses, data gathering, and analysis. Mentors also demonstrate the use of data to validate—or question—scientific conclusions. Students apply all of these skills as they debate findings in evidence-based discussions with their peers.
Students emerge from this course with an elevated understanding of what’s known and unknown about how living organisms function. They are more motivated than ever to ask questions about life and use scientific thinking to find meaningful answers.