This course, as a continuation of General Biology 1 (with labs), explores the evolution and biodiversity of representative organisms in the plant and animal kingdoms. Beginning with a review and continuation on genetics, the studies of plants will investigate diversity, structure, and the physiology of absorption, transport, and photosynthesis. Students will examine the structure and life cycles of invertebrate and vertebrate animals. Students will also learn how living organisms interact with the environment. Laboratory exercises will make use of observation, experimentation, microscopy, and dissections to provide practical demonstrations of the topics covered in lecture.