In Biology, students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students in Biology study a variety of topics that include structures and functions of cells and viruses; growth and development of organisms; cells, tissues, and organs; nucleic acids and genetics; biological evolution; taxonomy; metabolism and energy transfers in living organisms; living systems; homeostasis; and ecosystems and the environment.
Required textbook (Sold separately):The required digital textbook for this course is:
Miller, Kenneth R., and Joseph S. Levine. Biology (2015). Texas Edition. Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-324517-2. ISBN-10: 0-13-324517-9.
This title may also be known as Miller & Levine Biology, Texas Biology Student Edition.
Additionally, students will need an online account at www.pearsonrealize.com in order to access the virtual lab materials and other online resources.
This digital textbook can only be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore. You can find the link to the bookstore on the TTU K-12 website. Once you have purchased the digital textbook, you will receive a username and password via email.
The optional printed textbook is: Miller, Kenneth R., and Joseph S. Levine. Biology (2015). Texas Edition. Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-317640-7. ISBN-10: 0-13-317640-1.
* a scanner and software to create PDFs
* spiral notebook or three-ring binder for a science journal