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Biology Sem 1

School Year: 2018-2019
Subject: Science
Course ID: NCV03051.1
College Concurrent: No
School District: Natrona County School District #1
Credit Recovery: No
Program Name: Natrona Virtual Learning
Course Capacity:
Grade Level(s): 9-12
LMS Platform: LMS means the course learning management system Canvas
Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Curriculum Type: Odysseyware
Credits: 0.50
Hathaway Success Course: No
Days: TBD
Advanced Placement: No
Times: See Course Participation below
Start - End Dates: Sep 04, 2018 - Jan 18, 2019
Available for Purchase: District Only

Course Description:
Biology Sem. 1 is intended to expose students to the designs and patterns of living organisms and their interactions with the environment. In preceding years, students should have developed a foundational understanding of life sciences. Expanding on that, this Biology course will incorporate more abstract knowledge. The student's understanding should encompass both the micro and macro aspects of life, and this biology course includes both. The major concepts covered are taxonomy, the chemical basis of life, cellular structure and function, genetics, microbiology, plant structure and function, animal structure and function, and ecology and the environment.
Course Prerequisites:
Biology should be preceded or accompanied by an Algebra I course
Required Materials:
Internet acces, Computer, paper, pencil, household items for experiments
Course Accessibility:
Pacing of the content is set and the course content and LMS are available with the URL and personal password. Students can access course content 24 hours a day, 7 days a week where the internet is accessible.
Course Participation:
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
  • Student active time in course logged by the learning management system.
  • Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
  • Student may ask for one on one time for tutoring and this time would be documented.
  • No
  • Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
  • Attendance will be recorded weekly.
  • When this course is taken by a student in a school with a district-assigned learning coach, seat time attendance may be used to document participation.
  • The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
  • Estimated time to complete course is 50-170 hours. Teacher verification of participation weekly.