This is a laboratory techniques survey course stressing work with microorganisms, invertebrates and plants. Units will cover ecology and physiology of marine and fresh water invertebrates and their relation to pollution control and other topics as time and interest warrant.
The class will concentrate on bench work in the lab plus an academic component on which labs are based. Students work will include diagrams, logs of experiments, reports and special projects. Exams occur as appropriate at the end of a unit. Major projects or logs may count as an exam. Students are expected to participate in discussions and work intelligently and maturely in the laboratory.
There is a small cost for replacement materials.
This course is one of several possible prerequisites for AP Biology. Preference is given to juniors. Sophomores may take this course if room allows.