Grade 9 - Science
Biology A - Semester 1 (Credit: 0.50)Biology is a science dedicated to studying all forms of life on Earth. You are probably
familiar with life on a large scale, but do you know what makes up life? This course will
teach you about the smallest building block of life—the cell. You will learn what makes a
cell, how cells are built and their functions, as well as how mutations in cells can cause
them to change genetically.
By the end of the course the student will be able to do the following:
Describe the basic building blocks of life.
Describe the structure and functions of a cell.
Identify the chemicals which make up individual cells.
Explain how gene-based inheritance in genetics works.
Explain how mutations affect molecular genetics.
Explain the processes of macro and micro evolution.