Biology is a science that concerns every person in his relations with the environment in which he lives and in the reciprocal relationship between him and his environment. It allows a person to acquire information about himself and other creatures.
What distinguishes the biology curriculum is:
Dealing with a wide variety of subjects in the field of knowledge.
Dealing with issues that are significant to our lives, issues that are at the forefront of research.
Dealing with the applied and technological side, and its various aspects, including grappling with ethical questions.
We will learn through research and critical thinking.
The curriculum emphasizes, in addition to imparting knowledge and its understanding, also on the development of skills and abilities, which prepare the adult person to act in the modern world Including learning and work skills, the ability to organize and process data, laboratory and field investigation, and teamwork.
The curriculum in the major: (grades 10 [pre-major] – 12)
The various subjects of study include work in the laboratory, in the field, while combining research activities and quantitative treatment of data.
In terms of content, the curriculum includes three “core” subjects – mandatory, and one optional subject.
The core issues are at three levels of organization of the animal:
Cell level – structure and processes in the cell
The level of the whole organism – an introduction to human biology with an emphasis on homeostasis
Society level – ecology.
The topic of “choice” will be taken from a list of topics related to the various fields of biological knowledge such as animal physiology, molecular genetics, and more.