Biology with Lab

This 32 week, 1 hour 40 minute course is designed to be the student’s first high school science course. Exploring Creation with Biology is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation.  Students who take and understand this course will be very well prepared for a tough university biology course.

The key text, Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Biology (2nd edition) textbook, incorporates an engaging, conversational tone capable of grabbing teenagers’ attention and keeping their minds on track. The authors give a Christian viewpoint and lift up God’s incredible design for the world, which is reinforced with colorful illustrations, pictures, tables and charts. Aspiring young scientists will enjoy the brief biographical summaries of notable scientists with Christian backgrounds.

We will also take 5-6 weeks to briefly cover Human Anatomy and Physiology using The Usborne complete book of the Human body. During this time we will dissect specimens from many body systems which will include muscles, bones, heart, kidneys, brains, and eyes.

Tutor will supply all specimens, lab supplies, and notebook with study guide notes and other helpful material and a Lab Manuel

You will need to purchase:

Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Biology (2nd edition) ISBN-13: 9781932012545

You do not need to purchase the Apoligia Biology Student Note Book for this class

Please note: This is a 32 week class

Class Homework requirements: Weekly reading assignments, Study guide completion, lab reports and bi weekly testing.

Wednesday  NOTE early start 8:50-10:30
Grades:  9-10
Class fee: $425
Lab & Supply fee $95
(includes one A&P text needed to complete the class.)
Tutor: Megan Powell

COVID-19 Contingency Plan:

In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom for the 2020-21 school year, we will make the following adjustments to this class. Tutor and students will meet at the scheduled class time via live video streaming and the class will be recorded and posted for students to view as needed. Labs will be conducted online and some will be completed at home.  Supplies will be provided by the tutor for home experiments.  Assignments and testing will be submitted electronically, and feedback will be provided electronically. Our goal is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin classroom meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation resolves.