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Jumpstart Summer High School - Biology Prep & Review Class

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Dr. Lee, PhD, Biology and Life Science
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This 6-week summer course (2 lectures/week = 12 lectures) is designed to help students refresh their knowledge of middle school biology in anticipation of the upcoming school year's high school biology curriculum.

Class Experience

Beginner Level
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
12 lessons//6 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Basic Chemistry
Exploring the fundamental concepts of atomic structure and the periodic table. Discussing elements and compounds, their properties, and the role of chemical bonds in biological systems. Introducing the chemical foundations of life, including the properties of water and the importance of organic molecules.
Lesson 2
Water Chemistry
We will discuss emergent properties of water, including cohesion, adhesion, solubility, and pH
 Week 2
Lesson 3
Biochemistry and Macromolecules
Examining the major classes of biomolecules, such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Investigating the structure and function of these biomolecules in living organisms. Relating the role of biomolecules to energy storage, cell structure, and genetic information. How enzymes function in the cellular system
Lesson 4
Cell Structures and Cell Theory 1
Introducing the concept of the cell and its role as the basic unit of life. Comparing prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structures and discussing their significance. Highlighting the historical development of the cell theory. Delving into the various organelles within eukaryotic cells, including the nucleus, mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, and more. Exploring the diversity of cell types and their specific adaptations for various functions. Discussing the interplay of organelles within a cell.
 Week 3
Lesson 5
Cell Structures and Cell Theory 2
Introducing the concept of the cell and its role as the basic unit of life. Comparing prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structures and discussing their significance. Highlighting the historical development of the cell theory. Delving into the various organelles within eukaryotic cells, including the nucleus, mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, and more. Exploring the diversity of cell types and their specific adaptations for various functions. Discussing the interplay of organelles within a cell.
Lesson 6
Basic concepts of energy metabolism & photosynthesis
Understanding the process of photosynthesis and its significance in energy conversion. Investigating photosynthetic pigments, the light-dependent and light-independent reactions, and the role of chloroplasts. Discussing the interdependence of photosynthesis and respiration in ecosystems.
 Week 4
Lesson 7
Cellular Respiration pt 1.
Exploring cellular respiration as the process by which cells generate ATP. Covering the stages of cellular respiration, including glycolysis, the Krebs cycle, and the electron transport chain. Relating cellular respiration to energy production and the carbon cycle.
Lesson 8
Cellular respiration pt 2. & cell division
Review of cellular respiration & anaerobic respiration
 Week 5
Lesson 9
Mitosis
Goal of cell division Distinguishing between mitosis and meiosis and their roles in cell division. Investigating the phases of mitosis, including prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase. Cancer and cell division
Lesson 10
Meiosis
Understanding the stages of meiosis and their importance in sexual reproduction.
 Week 6
Lesson 11
History of DNA
Properties of DNA and how DNA was discovered by different scientists (Griffth, Avery, Hersey & Chase, and Watson & Crick)
Lesson 12
DNA replication - Process
Entire process of DNA replication & semi-conservative model of DNA replication
I have received a bachelor's degree in microbiology (2014) and a PhD degree in molecular immunology (2021) at University of Wisconsin-Madison. I also worked at Yale University as a postdoctoral associate for a year (2022).

I have also served as a teaching assistant and lecturer in introductory biology and advanced biochemistry lecture. I have also tutored high school and AP biology for 10 years. 
0 hours per week outside of class
Assessment
Frequency: Available upon request
Details:
Optional Textbook:

Biology: California Edition
by Kenneth R. Miller (Author), Joseph S. Levine (Author)
ISBN-10: 0132013525

https://www.amazon.com/Biology-California-Kenneth-R-Miller/dp/0132013525/ref=sr

 
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Doctoral Degree in Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Group Class

$34

weekly or $199 for 12 classes
2x per week, 6 weeks
50 min

Completed by 24 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
3-18 learners per class

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