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Senior High School Specialized Subject: Biology 2

Biology 2 is one of the specialized subjects under the Academic career track and the STEM learning strand. Some examples of the things that you will learn from taking this subject include:

  • Organismal Biology
    • Plant and animal organ systems and their functions
    • Feedback mechanisms
  • Genetics
    • Mendel’s laws of inheritance
    • Sex Linkage
    • Central dogma of molecular biology
    • Recombinant DNA
  • Evolution and Origin of Biodiversity
    • Relevance, mechanisms, evidence/bases, and theories of evolution
  • Systematics Based on Evolutionary Relationships
    • Basic taxonomic concepts and principles
    • Description
    • Nomenclature
    • Identification
    • Classification

While studying, you will also be asked to demonstrate what you have learned by participating in class activities that may include the following:

  • Developing a presentation to show how an organism maintains homeostasis
  • Making a pedigree analysis in the learner’s family using a simple genetic trait
  • Making a research paper/case study/poster on genetic diseases
  • Making a diagram showing the evolution of a domesticated crop
  • Differentiate the 3-Domain Scheme from the 5-Kingdom Scheme of classification of
  • living things

These examples only cover the scope of the specialized subjects under the Academic track and STEM learning strand. For the scope of the core and contextualized subjects under the senior high school curriculum, please refer to their respective lists.

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