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Marine Biology

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Natural Science


High School Science

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Pre-requisite for this course is Biology 1 and designed for upper-level students.

Marine Biology

Course Description:

One high school credit

The goal of this course is to inspire students to value and protect God’s fantastic marine organisms and ecosystems.

  • This course is a detailed study of marine systems and life.  Learning objectives include: ocean composition and regions, biological kingdoms, invertebrates, vertebrates, oceanic zonation, coral reefs, and diverse ecosystems.

  • Dissections or examinations may include: saltwater clam, starfish, shark, squid, lamprey, octopus, sea cucumber, sand dollar, stingray, sea urchin, horseshoe crab, and microscope studies to be determine by instructor.

Safety protocol and best lab practices will be emphasized.  Labs will include a PowerPoint lecture over material covered at home prior to class. Students perform hands-on experiments.  Students will take notes in the course supplement and the instructor will determine quizzes and exams. Module Tests are taken at home under parent supervision.

Optional Field Trips determined by Instructor.

Research Presentation Required


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