Biology I

Biology I content and skills are based on the Virginia Standards of Learning for Science. Biology I is designed to provide students with a detailed understanding of living systems. Students investigate biochemical life processes, cellular organization, mechanisms of inheritance, dynamic relationships among organisms, and the changes in organisms through time. Skills necessary to examine scientific explanations, conduct experiments, analyze and communicate information, and gather and use information in scientific literature continues to be important. The importance of scientific research that validates or challenges ideas is emphasized. Tools and technology, including computers, calculators, probes and sensors, and microscopes are used when feasible. Students will use chemicals and equipment safely. Mathematics, computational thinking, and experiences in the engineering design process are important as students advance in their scientific thinking.

Biology I Standards of Learning and Assessment

Biology I content and skills are included on the Standards of Learning assessment students take at the end of the course.

During the 2020-21 school year, Biology I students will learn content in each key topic and practice the science investigative and engineering design skills outlined in the 2018 standards. Students will be assessed on the 2018 standards at the end of the course. In subsequent years, Biology I students will learn and be assessed on the 2018 standards.

2018 Biology I Standards of Learning 


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