Biology is a class designed to help the students have an understanding of the living world that surrounds them. Students usually take this class in 10th grade. Topics range from the process of science and the building blocks of life to genetics and the diversity of life on Earth. Like all of my classes I try to use many different modes of instruction to help the students learn in the way best suited to them. In class we may discuss the current topic, work on assignments, do an activity, watch a multimedia presentation, or do a group project. We do most of our work in class but with each chapter there will be projects that are done out of class. To keep track of the work please check the calendar for due dates etc. Upon completion of biology it is expected that the student will understand the natural world and his or her place in it.