Grade Level: 8th-11th
Class Size: Minimum 4/ Maximum 10 students
Supplies: Apologia text Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Ed. ISBN 978-1-946506-45-0 by Dr. Jay L. Wile, which can be purchased used or new for $45-$60. Notebook is not necessary.
Materials fee: $60 Workbook pages will be provided. Supplies provided will include laboratory specimens for dissection, dissection kits, microscope supplies, and any other supplies necessary that cannot be readily obtained at home.
This class is a high school level biology program. It is a for-credit course with a lab component designed to be the student’s first high school science course. It will help prepare students for college biology by providing a detailed introduction and foundation of the methods and concepts of general biology. With an emphasis on biology vocabulary, this course provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, dissection, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms of God’s creation.
More information on this course from the publisher can be obtained at: https://www.apologia.com/homeschool-high-school-biology/
Teaching will be done through discussions and hands-on activities. Essential skills for learning science, such as how to read/analyze a science textbook for facts, how to take notes, and how to write a science lab report will be taught and improved upon throughout this course. Homework: Approximately 3-4 hours of reading, note taking, and studying at home weekly, plus lab work and tests.