Mrs. Capell's Science Class
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“Artificial selection turned the wolf into the shepherd, and the wild grasses into wheat and corn. In fact, almost every plant and animal that we eat today was bred from a wild, less edible ancestor. If artificial selection can work such profound changes in only ten or fifteen thousand years, what can natural selection do operating over billions of years? The answer is all the beauty and diversity of life.” Neil Degrasse Tyson (Cosmos)
In Biology I students will be learning about many core biology topics including cell biology, genetics, and evolution. We will be working together to learn these topics while engaging in the core scientific practices outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards. My goal is to support my students as they develop the skills to "think like a biologist"
As part of the Biology I curriculum students will be completing many units developed by Project NEURON, a curriculum development group at the University of Illinois led by Dr. Barbara Hug. Many of the activities and labs that we do in Biology I are directly supported by materials that have been provided by Project NEURON as a part of their NIH-funded grant.