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Basic Science

The Biosphere

From the Temperate Grasslands to the Coniferous Forests, our Basics Sciences course The Biosphere unveils a wide range of concepts that cover key details involved in the ecosystems on earth. By examining the classifications within Tropical Forests, you will identify key aspects that differentiate one from another. Become proficient in how Oceans impact and affect our planet and all life forms that reside on it. Learn to distinguish between Freshwater Biomes and Terrestrial Biomes. Learn the difference between Chaparral and Savannas by analyzing key aspects demonstrated in each. With its holistic approach to The Biosphere, this course gives you the skills and insights to identify, distinguish and evaluate our global habitat.

Next Generation Science Standards-Aligned Tutorials and Pathways

We want to make it simple for you to begin integrating Next Generation Science-Aligned Lessons into your classroom. Our Science Pathways feature in-depth, relevant content that aligns to these new standards. As an added benefit, these Pathways use Sophia’s Many Ways To Learn, an innovative approach that features multiple instructors and teaching techniques to connect with all kinds of learning styles.

Sciences Courses for College Credit

Sophia College Courses are low-cost, self-paced, credit-carrying courses eligible for transfer to many different colleges and universities.*

Human Biology

Examine the molecular and cellular basis of life as well as genetics and organ systems.

Pathways that Teach The Biosphere

Pathways are a sequence of tutorials that help you learn a whole subject area, one concept at a time. Choose from multiple teachers and teaching styles.
The Biosphere Pathway
Concepts: 12
Quiz Points: 180
The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 25 of Sophia's online courses for college credit. These courses are eligible to transfer to many different colleges and universities.