9th Grade Biology
Course Description: The word biology is derived from the Greek words bios meaning life and logos meaning study and is defined as the science of life and living organisms. This field of exploration ranges from microscopic structures, cells, and organisms to the entire earth as a biological system. Scientists in this field make observations on the structure, function, growth, origin, and distribution of living organisms. Along with developing a better understanding of ourselves and how we fit into the cycle of life, biology gives us a chance to understand the phenomenon of life.