In a world where daily everyone has to resort to scientific information to make choices, the need to provide adequate science education is more than obvious.
We live in the century of Biology. The rapid progress of the Life Sciences over the last few decades, in addition to a mere accumulation of knowledge that provokes constant revisions to our picture of life, has brought about a real breakthrough in the fields of modern biomedicine and biotechnology. The positive outcome of these achievements is the continuous improvement of human health and quality of life, the struggle for rational sustainable management of the environment and natural resources, the fight against malnutrition, etc. There is at the same time concern about the ethical dilemmas that arise and the dangers that they pose to the environment, to health and to human dignity itself, from uncontrolled practical applications of biological advancements. All these illustrate the reasons why Life Sciences should today be at the forefront of the quest for the creation of a scientifically literate but also aware of contemporary problems community, through the making of democratic citizens of Cyprus.
Biology studies living organisms (including humans) and generally the phenomena of life in the following 10 levels:
- Organ System