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Grade Level Biology: Grades 9-10

Student Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of the molecular genetic processes of replication, transcription, and translation.
  • Knowledge of basic metabolic processes, including photosynthesis, chemosynthesis, respiration, and fermentation.
  • Knowledge of basic cellular and non-cellular structures and functions.
  • Knowledge of the basic biochemistry of the 4 major biomolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins & nucleic acids).
  • Knowledge of the types of reproduction and of virus infection mechanisms.
  • Knowledge of ecosystems and the interdependence of organisms within ecosystems.
  • Knowledge of the basic rules of Mendelian inheritance.
  • Knowledge of the mechanism of evolution by natural selection.
  • Knowledge of the general characteristics of the 3 domains (Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya) and the 6 kingdoms (Archaebacteria, Eubacteria, Protista, Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia) of life.
  • Ability to utilize basic Microsoft Office software programs (Word, PowerPoint, etc.) as well as Internet search engines and resources.
  • Ability to think analytically and work collaboratively.

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