Enroll in Biology with Virtual Labs with Dolphin STEM Academy
Biology with Virtual Labs, Semester B, is a single-semester course designed to
strengthen your knowledge of biology concepts. The first unit focuses on the
classification, characteristics and biological processes of living organisms. In the second
unit, you’ll study evolutionary mechanisms and the impact of environmental factors on
species over time. The third unit focuses on the conservation of energy as it relates to
living things and different ecosystems. In the last unit, you’ll explore how different
ecosystems are interdependent. You will also have the option to learn more about biology
through augmented reality and the use of the Edmentum AR Biology app on your mobile
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
• Classify insects based on their physical and developmental characteristics.
• Explain the major characteristics of archeabacteria, bacteria, and protists.
• Compare the characteristics and biological processes of plants and fungi and of
invertebrates and vertebrates.
• Evaluate the effects of evolutionary mechanisms on the characteristics of current
and extinct species.
• Explain the effect of environmental changes on the selection of desired traits in a population.
• Explain how genetic variation, natural selection, and environment lead to
adaptations in organisms.
• Explain conservation of energy as it relates to living things and different ecosystems.
• Develop a model to show how photosynthesis and cellular respiration transform
and use energy.
• Explain the need for macronutrients and micronutrients in the human body to
support homeostasis and the use of energy.
• Explain how the cycling of matter and energy interacts with biological processes.
• Analyze the effects of environmental changes on relationships in an ecosystem.
• Use mathematics to explain the factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems
at different scales.
• Explain how a change affects biodiversity of an ecosystem.
• Use evidence and scientific reasoning to choose the best solution to a biodiversity problem.