The Biology Corner

Biology lesson plans, worksheets, tutorials, and resources for teachers and students.

Biology is the study of living organisms, from the smallest bacteria to giant sequoias.  Biologists use observation and experimentation to gain an understanding about the natural world.  Branches of biology include anatomy, biotechnology, botany, cell biology, ecology, genetics, medicine, microbiology, molecular biology, and zoology.

As a course, biology encompasses four main themes:

  • The process of evolution drives the diversity of life
  • Biological systems utilize free energy to grow, reproduce, and maintain life functions
  • Living systems store and transmit information essential to life processes
  • Biological systems interact with each other, and those interactions possess complex properties

My name is Shannan Muskopf and I am a teacher at Granite City High School, in a town outside of St Louis.  I have a Master’s Degree in Biology from the University of Illinois, which is also where I received my Bachelor’s degree in 1994.

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