Gifted Biology is a freshman-year course at the high school level. The course
emphasizes a multi-representational approach to algebra, with concepts,
results, and problems being expressed graphically, analytically, and verbally.
The course uses four themes to organize important concepts throughout the
course: science, technology, and society; evolution; the relationship between
structure and function; and science as a process.The Biology
course involves the scientific study of living organisms. The course considers
the interactions among the vast number of organisms that inhabit planet Earth.
It presents the basic form and function of these organisms, from cells to organ
systems, from simple viruses to complex humans. It delves into interactions
between organisms, and between an organism and its environment. It also looks
into how biotechnology is used to improve our health and daily lives.