Biology I (IA)
Students in the International Academy (IA) will complete this course in a 2 year sequence with Environmental Science (IA) Grade 9. In this laboratory-based course, students, develop skills needed to understand, explain, analyze and communicate about scientific phenomena and living organisms. Students also explore the history of scientific thought and the evidence that supports it by investigating biomolecules, cells, heredity, evolution and ecology. This curriculum aligns with the VA biology standards of learning with a focus on observing, experimenting and modeling.