Take Human Biology Lab online at your own pace

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Course description

Sophia’s science lab courses are designed to be used with the accompanying lecture course, creating a robust investigation and journey into the natural sciences. It’s recommended that you complete this Human Biology Lab course simultaneously with Human Biology, so you fully experience the application and real-world relevance of the subject. In this lab course, you’ll apply the scientific method, explore phenomena, and exercise critical thinking skills using virtual lab simulations from Labster, a leader in interactive science. All labs are performed online without any need for specialized science equipment. This lab course reinforces topics from the lecture course such as the molecular and cellular basis of life, genetics, organ systems, and the impact of nutrition and exercise on human health. To meet the lab requirement, you’ll be expected to write lab reports and answer formative quiz questions as you advance through the course. Important! Please plan ahead. While you can take as many Sophia courses as you’d like each month with your membership, you are only allowed to be active in two courses at a time. Taking this lab course along with the lecture course will occupy your two-course limit. This course requires a reliable internet connection and a laptop or desktop computer that meets minimum specifications.

Assessments and grading

This is a pass/fail course. Students are required to complete 14 Activities (formative assessments), and 2 Touchstones (written assignments) with an overall course average of 70% or better to be eligible for the Sophia Pathway completion certificate.

Learning outcomes

<p>At the end of the course, students will be able to:&nbsp;</p> <ul><li>Understand the scientific method, microscopy, and laboratory reporting.</li><li>Demonstrate laboratory safety, measurements, and knowledge of cell theory.</li><li>Analyze the basic makeup and behavior of skeletal and muscle systems.</li><li>Articulate the nervous system and sensory system related to human health.</li><li>Analyze respiratory, circulatory, & immune systems.</li><li>Assess endocrine, reproductive, and urinary systems.</li><li>Evaluate the process of meiosis and how it results in genetic variability.</li></ul>

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