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Introduction to Life Sciences

Course Number: C404 /
Category: Science /
Credits: 5 /
Recommended Grades: 9 /
Level: College Prep /
Length: Semester /
Description: Students carry out scientific investigations about topics in the life sciences. They gain knowledge of basic life science facts and their importance for our everyday lives. Topics covered include basic nutrients and their importance to our health; plant reproduction and genetically modified foods; plant and animal biodiversity; environmental concerns, and climate change. Students learn how to conduct scientific experiments, do scientific research, read scientific texts, use several internet-based tools, and produce evidence-based writing. This class is recommended for students who need to improve their literacy skills and/or need a year of science before taking Biology.

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