This course is designed for the advanced biology student. In addition to the materials covered in Living Environment, this course explores in-depth the following topics: cellular respiration, photosynthesis, cellular reproduction, genetics, biodiversity including a survey of the six kingdoms, human impact on the environment, structure and physiology of vascular plants, human anatomy, and human physiology. This course focuses on analytical problem solving, inquiry based laboratory experiences and critical thinking throughout the curriculum. This course has three laboratory sessions per six-day cycle, and students who meet lab requirements (as outlined in the description for Living Environment) are eligible to take the Regents Examination in Living Environment. Students will also be prepared for the SAT II in Biology in early June. It is the expectation that all students will take the SAT II exam.