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Number of Semesters

2 Semesters

Maximum Students



Jennifer Stonitsch


General Science

Required Materials

Exploring Creation with Biology 3rd. Ed., by Apologia Textbook
Exploring Creation with Biology 3rd. Ed. Solutions and Tests Manual
Binder with 4 dividers and Notebook paper for taking Notes during Class
(Some students who prefer less writing may use the Biology student notebook but this is not required)
2 Composition Books for Lab Experiment Summaries and Lab Drawings
Set of Colored Pencils (Crayola or Prisma are fine)

Compound Microscope
Apologia Biology Microscope prepared slides kit
Blank slides and Coverslips

(*These items do not have to be ordered until late fall; early spring)
*Dissection Specimen Kit (frog, perch, worm, and crayfish)
*Dissection Tools (containing a sharp pair of scissors and a scalpel)
*Dissection Specimen Tray

Homework Required - 1 hr per day/5 days a week

Technology/Equipment Needed at Home; Contact Needed with Students Outside of Class (Text, Email, Zoom); Assignments Begin Before Co-op Begins;

Homework Required - 1 hr per day/5 days a week

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About the course

Biology students will study the science and chemistry of life, ecology, genetics, bacteria, viruses, protists, fungi, plants, and animals. This high school biology course is designed to help students see and understand the beauty of life that surrounds us. The students will learn about observations and inferences, hypotheses, experiments, and scientific theories and laws. They will explore the ecology that surrounds life as they investigate ecosystems, biomes, populations, and communities. An in-depth study of cell structure and function, cellular energy, DNA, proteins, and cell cycles will help students comprehend heartier materials as they advance through genetics – inheritance, disorders, and technology, as well as the role of genetics in evolution all from a biblical worldview. Typically a 9th or 10th Grade course. There WILL be homework due before class starts. Throughout the year the students will also be expected to complete coloring pages designed for college level biology to help solidify the concepts being taught. **Communication through email is critical for video content to be watched periodically before class time.