The Science of Biology
Biology is the study of life and living organisms, from the smallest bacteria to giant sequoias.  Biologists use observation and experimentation to gain an understanding about the natural world.  Branches of biology include anatomy, biotechnology, botany, cell biology, ecology, genetics, medicine, microbiology, molecular biology, and zoology.   Many people entering the field of biology become specialized in a particular area.

Course Description

This is a foundational Biology course that is intended to provide all students with an understanding of the life sciences and prepare them for future high school and college-level science courses.  This course has been developed to align with both the California State Content Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Biology is an entry level high school science class, aligned to a college-prep curriculum. Most students taking biology intend to enter college after graduation. At Reedley High, this course must be passed with a "C" or better in order to take the higher level science courses such as Chemistry, Physics, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Sports Medicine, or AP Biology. The information you learn in this course will enable you to be more successful in higher level courses as you continue along your educational journey.  Remember, rarely are the best things in life easy.  Good Luck!!!


Textbook: Miller, K., & Levine, J. (2014). Biology. Pearson Education, Inc.

Expectations ALL students are expected to respect themselves, the school, and their peers.  Students are expected to respect their right to learn as well that of their classmates.  Responsibility and accountability are the foundations of this class.  Each student is expected to be responsible for their actions and their learning and as a result, held accountable for their learning and attitude.

Calendar for Biology

Subpages (1): Resources