Calvert Biology exposes students to the designs and patterns of living organisms and their interactions with the environment. Expanding on a foundational understanding of life sciences, Calvert Biology incorporates more abstract knowledge. Covering both the micro and macro aspects of life, this biology course studies taxonomy, the chemical basis of life, cellular structure and function, genetics, microbiology, plant structure and function, animal structure and function, and ecology and the environment.
Students at this level should show development in their understanding of scientific inquiry. Each unit contains experiments and projects that seek to develop a deeper conceptual meaning for students. Calvert Biology should be preceded or accompanied by Calvert Algebra I.