9th Grade Biology Topics and Syllabus

The 9th grade biology curriculum, topics and syllabus cover high school cell biology lessons for beginners.

We offer Self Paced as well as live Zoom classes for 9th grade biology. Parts A and B complete a typical year of high school biology.

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Self Paced Courses

The Self Paced course includes grading and questions by email with the 9th grade biology course creator, Dr. Scott.

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Live Zoom Classes

The live Zoom lessons for 9th grade biology are taught by Dr. K, a former veterinarian. Scroll down for current live Zoom schedules.

9th Grade Biology Syllabus

Our 9th grade biology syllabus covers the topics related to cell biology. It includes lessons about various types of cells, the smallest unit of life. We focus on the structure and function of organelles, which are the tiny parts that make up living cells. The 9th grade biology syllabus also in includes a laboratory component, as biology is considered to be a lab science. The lab component focuses on learning about microscopes, making microscope drawings, analyzing simulated experiments, and keeping a lab notebook.

The cell biology course counts as one year of high school science credit. The cell biology course is split into 2 half year parts, Part A and Part B. The course includes teacher support, worksheets, evaluations, exams, cell biology lab, cell biology lab experiments, a cell biology lab manual, a 9th grade biology “video textbook” in a digestible online format, grades, a certificate, and credit for high school biology.

We offer 3 versions of the course. There is a free demo, a Live instructor-led course on Zoom, and also a Self Paced option.

9th Grade Biology Topics, Part A

Part A of our ninth grade biology topics covers the structure and function of cells. We learn to draw different types of cells, and we learn about what their parts do. The focus is on understanding human cells and what keeps the human body functioning in a state of health.

Lesson 1: Drawing Prokaryotic Cells
Lesson 2: Drawing Eukaryotic Cells
Lesson 3: Drawing Plant and Animal Cells
Lesson 4: Drawing Brain, Skin and Blood Cells
Lesson 5: DNA, RNA, and Proteins
Lesson 6: Membranes
Lesson 7: Membrane Transport
Lesson 8: Blood Cells and the Lungs

 

9th Grade Biology Topics, Part B

Part B of our ninth grade biology topics covers cell growth and division. We learn to draw different types of cell processes. The focus is on understanding how tiny, individual human cells affect the multicellular human organism.

Lesson 1: Antibodies, Antibody Tagging, Vaccines, and Blood Types
Lesson 2: DNA Base Pairs and Replication
Lesson 3: Cell Division
Lesson 4: Mitosis
Lesson 5: Meiosis
Lesson 6: Budding, Shoots and Spores
Lesson 7: Pedigree Analysis and Inheritance
Lesson 8: Sex Related Traits: Anemia and Color Blindness

Is Biology for 9th Graders?

Students in grade 9 will typically take biology as their science curriculum. This is common within the United States, however it is definitely more true for some states than others. For example, it’s common for 9th graders in California, Texas, Michigan, New Jersey, Georgia, Virginia, Florida and New York to be taking biology as their science class for the school year. Other schools or school districts may focus on chemistry or physical science instead. It’s pretty rare for a 9th grade science curriculum to include physics, although some 9th grade curricula focus on Earth Science instead of biology.

What Do You Learn in 9th Grade Biology?

Ninth grade biology classes typically cover cells, in the subject area called cell biology. It’s a bit different than the life sciences that are studied at earlier ages, in which the life cycles of organisms, not their cells, are studied.

Typically, 9th grade biology classes will also focus on proteins, the substances which cells make in order to stay alive. Membranes are also an important topic, as they separate what’s inside the cell from what’s outside, as well as compartmentalize the cell. We typically think of cells as a complex factory or a little city, with all these different compartments or zones where different cellular activities take place. High school biology also tends to focus on DNA and RNA, however it’s important that your 9th grade biology class focuses on cell biology and doesn’t diverge off on a molecular biology tangent. Molecular biology is a college level subject for students who already have a strong high school cell biology background.

Students who excel in and enjoy their freshman biology experience may be interested in careers in the life sciences, medicine, nursing, or dentistry. It’s pretty typical that we have pre-medical and pre-dental students taking our biology courses, as they were designed by college professors and health care professionals.

9th Grade Biology Self Paced & Live Courses

We offer 3 versions of the Cell Biology course, which is broken into half-year Parts A and B. There is a free demo, a Live instructor-led course on Zoom, and also a Self Paced option. You may click into the below images for more information. The best way to set up a biology course for credit is to have a quick orientation call with Dr. Scott, the course author.

We have free demo of Cell Biology Part A. It will walk you through the first few lessons, so that you understand the concept of an animal cell. An animal cell is the type of cell found in humans or animals, and it’s a lot different than the types of cells found in, for example, plants or bacteria.

The free demo of Cell Biology will also include a lab component. It will show you how professional scientists conduct training, keep a lab notebook, and make scientific drawings using a microscope.

You may click the image below to enroll instantly in the free cell biology course with certificate.

9th Grade Biology Self Paced Course for Credit

The complete Self Paced Cell Biology course includes Part A and Part B, covering a year of high school biology for credit. It covers all of the topics shown above, focusing on cell structure and function as well as cell division for a variety of organisms. The main learning outcome is to understand how human cells affect human health and traits.

Our Cell Biology Self Paced course includes teacher support. Students submit assignments and receive feedback from a real teacher, and we have an online, simulated cell biology laboratory to give the feel of being in a real bio lab. It’s a complete lab science class, covering all the lessons and lab activities that you would find in a typical high school biology course.

You can complete the lessons at a schedule that suits your lifestyle. You’ll be in contact with the supportive teacher, and there’s a certificate of completion at the end.

9th Grade Biology Live Course for 2024 for Credit

Cell Biology Live includes live meetings on Zoom with a live teacher weekly, in addition to everything else described above. The only difference with the Live Course compared to the Self Paced course is that it additionally includes live meetings on Zoom with the teacher, a trained scientist, veterinarian and biology professional. 

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Meet Your Instructor

Dr K is our 9th grade biology teacher, and all high school aged students are welcome in her class. She has decades of experience in health and veterinary sciences, plus experience in major research institutes. She enjoys using games to teach high school biology.

2024-25 Schedules

2024 First Summer Session (May 20 to July 25, 2024) Schedules

The 2024 First Summer Session term runs May 20 to July 25, 2024. Classes meet once per week on Zoom, with Monday and Thursday options. Schedules for the 5 options are shown below.

2024 First Summer Session Biology Part A

Thursdays Earlier Morning Time

Weekly Thursday meeting time for USA time zones:

8:10 – 8:50 AM PST
9:10 – 9:50 AM MST
10:10 – 10:50 AM CST
11:10 – 11:50 AM EST

Schedule of live class dates:

Thu May 30 2024 Class 1
Thu Jun 6 2024 Class 2
Thu Jun 13 2024 Class 3
Thu Jun 20 2024 Class 4
Thu Jun 27 2024 Class 5
Thu Jul 4 2024 NO CLASS
Thu Jul 11 2024 Class 6
Thu Jul 18 2024 Class 7
Thu Jul 25 2024 Class 8

2024 First Summer Session Biology Part A

Thursdays Middle Morning Time

Weekly Thursday meeting time for USA time zones:

9:10 – 9:50 AM PST
10:10 – 10:50 AM MST
11:10 – 11:50 AM CST
12:10 – 12:50 PM EST

Schedule of live class dates:

Thu May 30 2024 Class 1
Thu Jun 6 2024 Class 2
Thu Jun 13 2024 Class 3
Thu Jun 20 2024 Class 4
Thu Jun 27 2024 Class 5
Thu Jul 4 2024 NO CLASS
Thu Jul 11 2024 Class 6
Thu Jul 18 2024 Class 7
Thu Jul 25 2024 Class 8

2024 First Summer Session Biology Part A

Thursdays Later Morning Time

Weekly Thursday meeting time for USA time zones:

10:10 – 10:50 AM PST
11:10 – 11:50 AM MST
12:10 – 12:50 PM CST
1:10 – 1:50 PM EST

Schedule of live class dates:

Thu May 30 2024 Class 1
Thu Jun 6 2024 Class 2
Thu Jun 13 2024 Class 3
Thu Jun 20 2024 Class 4
Thu Jun 27 2024 Class 5
Thu Jul 4 2024 NO CLASS
Thu Jul 11 2024 Class 6
Thu Jul 18 2024 Class 7
Thu Jul 25 2024 Class 8

2024 First Summer Session Biology Part A

Mondays Middle Morning Time

Weekly Monday meeting time for USA time zones:

9:10 – 9:50 AM PST
10:10 – 10:50 AM MST
11:10 – 11:50 AM CST
12:10 – 12:50 PM EST

Schedule of live class dates:

Mon May 20 2024 Class 1
Mon May 27 2024 NO CLASS
Mon Jun 3 2024 Class 2
Mon Jun 10 2024 Class 3
Mon Jun 17 2024 Class 4
Mon Jun 24 2024 Class 5
Mon Jul 1 2024 Class 6
Mon Jul 8 2024 NO CLASS
Mon Jul 15 2024 Class 7
Mon Jul 22 2024 Class 8

2024 First Summer Session Biology Part A

Mondays Later Morning Time

Weekly Monday meeting time for USA time zones:

10:10 – 10:50 AM PST
11:10 – 11:50 AM MST
12:10 – 12:50 PM CST
1:10 – 1:50 PM EST

Schedule of live class dates:

Mon May 20 2024 Class 1
Mon May 27 2024 NO CLASS
Mon Jun 3 2024 Class 2
Mon Jun 10 2024 Class 3
Mon Jun 17 2024 Class 4
Mon Jun 24 2024 Class 5
Mon Jul 1 2024 Class 6
Mon Jul 8 2024 NO CLASS
Mon Jul 15 2024 Class 7
Mon Jul 22 2024 Class 8

2024 Second Summer Session (July 29 to Sept 26, 2024) Schedules

The 2024 Second Summer Session term runs July 29 to September 26, 2024. Classes meet once per week on Zoom, with Monday and Thursday options. Schedules for the 5 options are shown below.

2024 Second Summer Session Biology Part A

Thursdays Earlier Morning Time

Weekly Thursday meeting time for USA time zones:

8:10 – 8:50 AM PST
9:10 – 9:50 AM MST
10:10 – 10:50 AM CST
11:10 – 11:50 AM EST

Schedule of live class dates:

Thu Aug 1 2024 Class 1
Thu Aug 8 2024 Class 2
Thu Aug 15 2024 Class 3
Thu Aug 22 2024 Class 4
Thu Aug 29 2024 NO CLASS
Thu Sep 5 2024 Class 5
Thu Sep 12 2024 Class 6
Thu Sep 19 2024 Class 7
Thu Sep 26 2024 Class 8

2024 Second Summer Session Biology Part A

Thursdays Middle Morning Time

Weekly Thursday meeting time for USA time zones:

9:10 – 9:50 AM PST
10:10 – 10:50 AM MST
11:10 – 11:50 AM CST
12:10 – 12:50 PM EST

Schedule of live class dates:

Thu Aug 1 2024 Class 1
Thu Aug 8 2024 Class 2
Thu Aug 15 2024 Class 3
Thu Aug 22 2024 Class 4
Thu Aug 29 2024 NO CLASS
Thu Sep 5 2024 Class 5
Thu Sep 12 2024 Class 6
Thu Sep 19 2024 Class 7
Thu Sep 26 2024 Class 8

2024 Second Summer Session Biology Part A

Thursdays Later Morning Time

Weekly Thursday meeting time for USA time zones:

10:10 – 10:50 AM PST
11:10 – 11:50 AM MST
12:10 – 12:50 PM CST
1:10 – 1:50 PM EST

Schedule of live class dates:

Thu Aug 1 2024 Class 1
Thu Aug 8 2024 Class 2
Thu Aug 15 2024 Class 3
Thu Aug 22 2024 Class 4
Thu Aug 29 2024 NO CLASS
Thu Sep 5 2024 Class 5
Thu Sep 12 2024 Class 6
Thu Sep 19 2024 Class 7
Thu Sep 26 2024 Class 8

2024 Second Summer Session Biology Part A

Mondays Middle Morning Time

Weekly Monday meeting time for USA time zones:

9:10 – 9:50 AM PST
10:10 – 10:50 AM MST
11:10 – 11:50 AM CST
12:10 – 12:50 PM EST

Schedule of live class dates:

Mon Jul 29 2024 Class 1
Mon Aug 5 2024 Class 2
Mon Aug 12 2024 Class 3
Mon Aug 19 2024 Class 4
Mon Aug 26 2024 Class 5
Mon Sep 2 2024 NO CLASS
Mon Sep 9 2024 Class 6
Mon Sep 16 2024 Class 7
Mon Sep 23 2024 Class 8

2024 Second Summer Session Biology Part A

Mondays Later Morning Time

Weekly Monday meeting time for USA time zones:

10:10 – 10:50 AM PST
11:10 – 11:50 AM MST
12:10 – 12:50 PM CST
1:10 – 1:50 PM EST

Schedule of live class dates:

Mon Jul 29 2024 Class 1
Mon Aug 5 2024 Class 2
Mon Aug 12 2024 Class 3
Mon Aug 19 2024 Class 4
Mon Aug 26 2024 Class 5
Mon Sep 2 2024 NO CLASS
Mon Sep 9 2024 Class 6
Mon Sep 16 2024 Class 7
Mon Sep 23 2024 Class 8

2024 Fall (Sept 30 to Nov 21, 2024) Schedules

The 2024 Fall term runs September 30 to November 21, 2024. Classes meet once per week on Zoom, with Monday and Thursday options. Schedules for the 5 options are shown below.

Fall 2024 Biology Part A

Thursdays Earlier Morning Time

Weekly Thursday meeting time for USA time zones:

8:10 – 8:50 AM PST
9:10 – 9:50 AM MST
10:10 – 10:50 AM CST
11:10 – 11:50 AM EST

Schedule of live class dates:

Thu Oct 3 2024 Class 1
Thu Oct 10 2024 Class 2
Thu Oct 17 2024 Class 3
Thu Oct 24 2024 Class 4
Thu Oct 31 2024 Class 5
Thu Nov 7 2024 Class 6
Thu Nov 14 2024 Class 7
Thu Nov 21 2024 Class 8

Fall 2024 Biology Part A

Thursdays Middle Morning Time

Weekly Thursday meeting time for USA time zones:

9:10 – 9:50 AM PST
10:10 – 10:50 AM MST
11:10 – 11:50 AM CST
12:10 – 12:50 PM EST

Schedule of live class dates:

Thu Oct 3 2024 Class 1
Thu Oct 10 2024 Class 2
Thu Oct 17 2024 Class 3
Thu Oct 24 2024 Class 4
Thu Oct 31 2024 Class 5
Thu Nov 7 2024 Class 6
Thu Nov 14 2024 Class 7
Thu Nov 21 2024 Class 8

Fall 2024 Biology Part A

Thursdays Later Morning Time

Weekly Thursday meeting time for USA time zones:

10:10 – 10:50 AM PST
11:10 – 11:50 AM MST
12:10 – 12:50 PM CST
1:10 – 1:50 PM EST

Schedule of live class dates:

Thu Oct 3 2024 Class 1
Thu Oct 10 2024 Class 2
Thu Oct 17 2024 Class 3
Thu Oct 24 2024 Class 4
Thu Oct 31 2024 Class 5
Thu Nov 7 2024 Class 6
Thu Nov 14 2024 Class 7
Thu Nov 21 2024 Class 8

Fall 2024 Biology Part A

Mondays Middle Morning Time

Weekly Monday meeting time for USA time zones:

9:10 – 9:50 AM PST
10:10 – 10:50 AM MST
11:10 – 11:50 AM CST
12:10 – 12:50 PM EST

Schedule of live class dates:

Mon Sep 30 2024 Class 1
Mon Oct 7 2024 Class 2
Mon Oct 14 2024 Class 3
Mon Oct 21 2024 Class 4
Mon Oct 28 2024 Class 5
Mon Nov 4 2024 Class 6
Mon Nov 11 2024 Class 7
Mon Nov 18 2024 Class 8

Fall 2024 Biology Part A

Mondays Later Morning Time

Weekly Monday meeting time for USA time zones:

10:10 – 10:50 AM PST
11:10 – 11:50 AM MST
12:10 – 12:50 PM CST
1:10 – 1:50 PM EST

Schedule of live class dates:

Mon Sep 30 2024 Class 1
Mon Oct 7 2024 Class 2
Mon Oct 14 2024 Class 3
Mon Oct 21 2024 Class 4
Mon Oct 28 2024 Class 5
Mon Nov 4 2024 Class 6
Mon Nov 11 2024 Class 7
Mon Nov 18 2024 Class 8