Keystone I: Biology concentrates on the
major concepts tested in the Keystone Biology Exam, which is a Pennsylvania
state-mandated, end-of-course assessment students take upon completion of Biology.
This six-week course provides a comprehensive review of concepts tested on the
Keystone Biology Exam. This course is divided into daily components in which
students will encounter three sections: a Learn section, an Understand section,
and an Apply section. Through online lessons and videos, students will learn
about specific concepts that are aligned to Keystone Exam Assessment Anchors. The
topics in this course include the characteristics of life, the interactions of
biomolecules, major cellular processes (including cellular respiration,
photosynthesis, mitosis, and meiosis), the role of DNA, evolution, and the
interactions between living organisms. Through an extensive content base that
challenges multiple levels of learning and reaches a wide variety of student
learning styles, students will have the opportunity to acquire invaluable test-taking
skills, to gain knowledge of content commonly found on the exam, and to
practice taking the exam.
recommended that students have successfully completed Biology before enrolling
in this course.