This rigorous course treats the fundamental concepts and topics as those in 1107 Biology with an emphasis on research, critical thinking skills and scientific inquiry. Topics include cellular biology, genetics, ecology, energetics, plant and animal anatomy and physiology, diversity, and evolution. This inquiry - based class emphasizes advanced knowledge of the principles and practice of the scientific method including research, experimentation, mathematical modeling, and lab reporting. Students should expect to design, perform an d report on their own experiments to test their own hypotheses. Their final project involves data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation during the Marine Biology Floating Lab at Rye Harbor in the spring. The course is designed for independent, self - motivated students with advanced reading and writing skills.