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DP Biology HL

The purpose of this course is to instill in each student an appreciation for and understanding of the global interdependence of all living things; and the exquisite and intricate ecological balance of life on this planet in all its biodiversity. To this end, students will be engaged in laboratory activities covering cellular components and the varied processes which maintain life. Students will also study anatomy and physiology, learning how we function and maintain physical health. In addition, we will explore (among other topics) advanced genetics, biotechnology, and virology. Since one arena of study will be the laboratory, it is also a goal of this course to develop and fine-tune the students’ procedural skills as they investigate the varied topics through experimentation and observation both individually and as a team. Students will further enhance their knowledge of these areas of study by researching related topics and concepts utilizing both community and international resources; and then demonstrating their command of the material by writing papers, creating PowerPoints and videos, and developing presentations. In addition, additional HL-only topics will be covered to allow further depth in biology. Sixty hours of documented labs along with the group 4 project in the 2nd year will be an integral part of the course.
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