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Life Sciences


Extended Year 2024 – 2025

Monday, August 26, 2024 – Friday, May 30, 2025


Fixed-Pace Course





In this course, students explore fundamental concepts in biology from cellular structures to ecosystem dynamics. They engage in a variety of hands-on activities and experiments that encourage scientific inquiry, enhancing their understanding of how life is interconnected. Key topics include the characteristics of life, the structure and function of plant and animal cells, human anatomy, and the relationships within ecosystems. Students also explore the impact of human activities on natural systems, fostering an awareness of environmental stewardship. Through projects like creating stop motion videos to illustrate cellular processes and analyzing data from ecological studies, the course integrates multiple disciplines, helping students see the relevance of science in everyday life.

Completion of this course requires regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with working microphone and webcam, as well as a reliable internet connection.

This Fixed-Paced course incorporates a blend of synchronous and asynchronous elements. Students and teacher meet live via zoom on a regular weekly schedule. In addition, students complete coursework including guided readings, interactive videos, text and video-based discussion threads, problem sets, individual and collaborative projects, and so on. While these activities are time-flexible, teachers sequence them with weekly deadlines to help students keep on track and encourage and support the development of productive time management skills.


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