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Holt McDougal Biology Homeschool Package

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Item #: 029556
ISBN: 9780544147706
Grades: 9-12

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Excellent Kit. Very complete.
The home school kit includes the student text, and online resources that are extensive and necessary. A very good complete Biology course with great content and illustrations, a good pace, schedule, and with all supporting material online for teacher and student. I am very pleased.
October 13, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
This is a great Biology course. With the online link there is so much you can access including chapter tests, interactive activities and virtual labs, just to name a few.
November 3, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Online resources are great!
The text is well written and engaging. The biggest surprise was all the online content. Everything you will need to fully teach Biology. My son loves the fill in outline/ study guide and I like the quizzes, tests and lab content.
September 8, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rainbow Resource Center Store
Our hired science instructor wasn't working out for us so I needed an all-in-one quickly. This had great reviews and the multi-media aspect and labs look just right for my independent learner.
Stefanie U on Oct 5, 2017
We very much needed and appreciated the descriptions and reviews in order to determine which curriculum would fit our needs. We couldn't have done this without you. Amazon sells it for less, but they don't provide the crucial information to answer our questions like you did: how difficult is this text? what is included? what experience have others had with it? will my child remotely enjoy it? We believe the answers all pointed to Holt McDougal Biology Homeschool Package. Thank you!God bless you!
Karen D on Sep 13, 2017
Our hired science instructor wasn't working out for us so I needed an all-in-one quickly. This had great reviews and the multi-media aspect and labs look just right for my independent learner.
Stefanie U on Oct 5, 2017
This high school level biology came with the lab component required for our state.
Amanda D on Oct 2, 2017
We very much needed and appreciated the descriptions and reviews in order to determine which curriculum would fit our needs. We couldn't have done this without you. Amazon sells it for less, but they don't provide the crucial information to answer our questions like you did: how difficult is this text? what is included? what experience have others had with it? will my child remotely enjoy it? We believe the answers all pointed to Holt McDougal Biology Homeschool Package. Thank you!God bless you!
Karen D on Sep 13, 2017
it looks like a great package for my homeschooled high schoolers. I like the idea of on line labs and biology fun stuff. Thank you.
Jessica N on Sep 5, 2017
I chose this based on good parent reviews and because I have both a middle schooler and a high schooler. It looked like it would coordinate well with my son's Holt Life Science program.
Mary O on Sep 2, 2017
Holt science and technology is being phased out. This was the replacement curriculum. I however did not feel that it was user friendly and have decided to purchase something else.
Virginia C on Aug 30, 2017
I chose this because it looked awesome! :)
Brian R on Aug 18, 2017
I liked what I saw from the sample pages. The lessons look easy to
follow and I like the overall format.
Marilyn P on Jul 10, 2017
Well-organized, comprehensive high school biology program based on solid science from a secular perspective. Prepares student for college-level studies.
Cynthia D on Jul 3, 2017
Excellent secular thorough Biology course. My daughter likes the structure and pace, and I like the excellent online resources such as videos, chapter reviews, quizzes, and assessments.
Brenda L on Jun 24, 2017
for an online course
Shuyi S on Jun 8, 2017
Contains text plus online activities.
Theresa G on May 22, 2017
I chose Holt McDougal Biology because of the readability of the text and the supplemental online resources. I can also teach this course at Honors level in preparation of AP Biology.
Susan G on May 3, 2017
For an online class.
Shannon T on Apr 17, 2017
Because I needed a textbook with online lab/video component, and you were less expensive than publisher. And this helps us not use an online course which is at least 5 times as expensive!
Amy D on Jan 26, 2017
We have used Holt McDougal's Science Curriculums over the past two years (Life Science and Earth Science) and have been very please with the books as well as the additional online resources.
Alexandra R on Sep 11, 2016
wanted a complete program with a schedule
desiree f on Sep 1, 2016
Excellent secular science with an outstanding online component.
User on Aug 23, 2016
Highly recommended
Susan J on Aug 3, 2016
Met student learning style.
Kathleen M on Aug 1, 2016
I have experience with Holt Science programs and find them to be thorough and well-ordered.
Kay S on Jul 13, 2016
This book contains current information and is written in an easy to understand, interesting way. It should prepare my high school child well to be a science major in college.
Denise B on Jul 7, 2016
Full package including lesson plan and test makes the teaching of biology easier. We can concentrate on the material rather than preparing for class.
H U on Jun 19, 2016
Much research and looking at textbooks online with my daughter.
Lisa D on Jun 2, 2016
I am looking for a simple but complete high school biology text with on-line labs to watch.
Jeanne R on Dec 7, 2015
We were looking for a secular, lab-based biology book for our 10th grader. This seemed the best available.
Jennifer C on Dec 7, 2015
reviews were mixed but wanted a course that was up to date.
Mikka S on Nov 9, 2015
This high school level biology came with the lab component required for our state.
Amanda D on Oct 2, 2017
it looks like a great package for my homeschooled high schoolers. I like the idea of on line labs and biology fun stuff. Thank you.
Jessica N on Sep 5, 2017
Does the book come with a dvd?
User on Aug 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The book doesn't come with a DVD. You get online access for 1 year to a variety of components, including an online version of the book, animations, tests and quizzes (which are also graded automatically, with your option to override grades), teacher's book, educational adjuncts such as flash cards, question-and-answer challenges, online labs, and many other things that could not be on a DVD.
One of the answers to the question "Why did you choose this?" was because of a schedule. Can you please elaborate? I am seeing that it is broken down to chapters, but is it realistic to think this can be done in 36 weeks?
User on Jan 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I did not choose it for schedule, but my 9th grader has worked her way through it. I do not think this book is realistically finished in 36 weeks, assuming the book is part of a high school curriculum. Our goal was a chapter a week, but some chapters were much more involved than others. Then, if you account for time off, it extends the schedule. We were far more interested in our student mastering the material than getting through at a certain speed. She was able to do so in about 3 semesters (give or take a few weeks). Our 9th grader was motivated, as she enjoys Biology and found this book to be concise, interesting, and connected to good digital content. Maybe for a student that has fewer subjects to balance, or if you were to "skim" some chapters, then 36 weeks is manageable.
is the online edition hard for parents to navigate?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would say it is not hard to use, but it is not intuitive either. Once you click around a few times and familiarize yourself with the layout, it becomes easy to find what you want. But the first time, it is a little overwhelming. Give yourself a day or day to check it out and you will do fine or in my case just have your kids show you how to do it.
If two students are sharing this text, can they both use the online feature for quizzes/ tests etc.?
User on Aug 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Although I only have one student using this text, I believe that it is definitely possible for two students to use the online features. A lot of the online components are printable pieces, and those that are completely online activities/features (virtual labs and investigations, etc.) can always be reset. So, although they (probably) could not be both be logged in and working on the online components at the exact same time, the students could each do everything that is available.
How does the interactive reader sound? Robotic or audiobook style? Does all the main text have interactive reader capabilities?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The reader sounds like an audiobook. There are two narrators, one male, one female. I'm not sure what you mean by interactive. Be more specific and I'll do my best to answer.
Does this program include tests that I could give to assess my daughter's understanding of the concepts?
A shopper on Oct 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Includes Online section quiz, chapter test, unit test, standardized assessments, answer keys, virtual labs, interactive readers, videos, animations, self checks, vocabulary , study guides, worksheets ... etc. - - all online. After purchase of the Book (kit) you can obtain a code to enroll and and create a user ID and password at Holt online to access all of these online resources.
Could you pair this curriculum with the "Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments" to round out your highschool biology course?
Thank you!
User on Sep 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You do not need any other curriculum to go with this course. It is very well rounded. The online portion has full labs and experiments. My son successfully took the biology sat after using this course. Very very thorough.
Is there a laboratory science kit you need to purchase to go with this curriculum?
Thank you!
A shopper on Sep 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There isn't a kit put together by Holt. Oak Meadow does have a kit that goes with Holt Biology for $120.
Does this have Premium Interactive Online Edition
Interactive Online Student Edition and Teacher Edition? Does anyone know the Copyright year? 2013? Is the same program offered from publisher currently? Thanks!
A shopper on Aug 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Publication of the Biology Homeschool Package is 2013. Yes, it is the same program offered on the publisher's homeschool edition. It is a blended program and includes a hardcover student text plus the Premium Interactive Online Edition which includes:
Interactive Online Student Edition and Teacher Edition
Reading, Vocabulary, and Concept Mapping Worksheets
Animated Biology, Virtual Investigations, Video-Based Inquiry, smart Grapher, and Review Games
Interactive Reader
Open-Inquiry Labs, STEM Labs, Virtual Labs, and Video Labs
Printable Assessments
Teacher Resources
And more!
Are the labs all online? Is there no lab work for the student to do at home (dissections, etc.)?
A shopper on Aug 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There are virtual labs that are part of the online resources. All labs could be done at home if preferred. However, equipment and supplies can be difficult to obtain.
For anyone that has purchased a microscope to go along with this course what can you recommend?
Tracy D on Nov 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This microscope comparison chart compiled by our consultant staff might be helpful to you. - http://www.rainbowresource.com/MicroscopeComparison2010.pdf
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    5.0 / 5.0
    3 Reviews
    5 Stars
    4 Stars
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    Excellent Kit. Very complete.
    The home school kit includes the student text, and online resources that are extensive and necessary. A very good complete Biology course with great content and illustrations, a good pace, schedule, and with all supporting material online for teacher and student. I am very pleased.
    October 13, 2015
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    This is a great Biology course. With the online link there is so much you can access including chapter tests, interactive activities and virtual labs, just to name a few.
    November 3, 2015
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Online resources are great!
    The text is well written and engaging. The biggest surprise was all the online content. Everything you will need to fully teach Biology. My son loves the fill in outline/ study guide and I like the quizzes, tests and lab content.
    September 8, 2016
    Purchased
    1 year ago
  • Q & A
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rainbow Resource Center Store
    Our hired science instructor wasn't working out for us so I needed an all-in-one quickly. This had great reviews and the multi-media aspect and labs look just right for my independent learner.
    Stefanie U on Oct 5, 2017
    We very much needed and appreciated the descriptions and reviews in order to determine which curriculum would fit our needs. We couldn't have done this without you. Amazon sells it for less, but they don't provide the crucial information to answer our questions like you did: how difficult is this text? what is included? what experience have others had with it? will my child remotely enjoy it? We believe the answers all pointed to Holt McDougal Biology Homeschool Package. Thank you!God bless you!
    Karen D on Sep 13, 2017
    Our hired science instructor wasn't working out for us so I needed an all-in-one quickly. This had great reviews and the multi-media aspect and labs look just right for my independent learner.
    Stefanie U on Oct 5, 2017
    This high school level biology came with the lab component required for our state.
    Amanda D on Oct 2, 2017
    We very much needed and appreciated the descriptions and reviews in order to determine which curriculum would fit our needs. We couldn't have done this without you. Amazon sells it for less, but they don't provide the crucial information to answer our questions like you did: how difficult is this text? what is included? what experience have others had with it? will my child remotely enjoy it? We believe the answers all pointed to Holt McDougal Biology Homeschool Package. Thank you!God bless you!
    Karen D on Sep 13, 2017
    it looks like a great package for my homeschooled high schoolers. I like the idea of on line labs and biology fun stuff. Thank you.
    Jessica N on Sep 5, 2017
    I chose this based on good parent reviews and because I have both a middle schooler and a high schooler. It looked like it would coordinate well with my son's Holt Life Science program.
    Mary O on Sep 2, 2017
    Holt science and technology is being phased out. This was the replacement curriculum. I however did not feel that it was user friendly and have decided to purchase something else.
    Virginia C on Aug 30, 2017
    I chose this because it looked awesome! :)
    Brian R on Aug 18, 2017
    I liked what I saw from the sample pages. The lessons look easy to
    follow and I like the overall format.
    Marilyn P on Jul 10, 2017
    Well-organized, comprehensive high school biology program based on solid science from a secular perspective. Prepares student for college-level studies.
    Cynthia D on Jul 3, 2017
    Excellent secular thorough Biology course. My daughter likes the structure and pace, and I like the excellent online resources such as videos, chapter reviews, quizzes, and assessments.
    Brenda L on Jun 24, 2017
    for an online course
    Shuyi S on Jun 8, 2017
    Contains text plus online activities.
    Theresa G on May 22, 2017
    I chose Holt McDougal Biology because of the readability of the text and the supplemental online resources. I can also teach this course at Honors level in preparation of AP Biology.
    Susan G on May 3, 2017
    For an online class.
    Shannon T on Apr 17, 2017
    Because I needed a textbook with online lab/video component, and you were less expensive than publisher. And this helps us not use an online course which is at least 5 times as expensive!
    Amy D on Jan 26, 2017
    We have used Holt McDougal's Science Curriculums over the past two years (Life Science and Earth Science) and have been very please with the books as well as the additional online resources.
    Alexandra R on Sep 11, 2016
    wanted a complete program with a schedule
    desiree f on Sep 1, 2016
    Excellent secular science with an outstanding online component.
    User on Aug 23, 2016
    Highly recommended
    Susan J on Aug 3, 2016
    Met student learning style.
    Kathleen M on Aug 1, 2016
    I have experience with Holt Science programs and find them to be thorough and well-ordered.
    Kay S on Jul 13, 2016
    This book contains current information and is written in an easy to understand, interesting way. It should prepare my high school child well to be a science major in college.
    Denise B on Jul 7, 2016
    Full package including lesson plan and test makes the teaching of biology easier. We can concentrate on the material rather than preparing for class.
    H U on Jun 19, 2016
    Much research and looking at textbooks online with my daughter.
    Lisa D on Jun 2, 2016
    I am looking for a simple but complete high school biology text with on-line labs to watch.
    Jeanne R on Dec 7, 2015
    We were looking for a secular, lab-based biology book for our 10th grader. This seemed the best available.
    Jennifer C on Dec 7, 2015
    reviews were mixed but wanted a course that was up to date.
    Mikka S on Nov 9, 2015
    This high school level biology came with the lab component required for our state.
    Amanda D on Oct 2, 2017
    it looks like a great package for my homeschooled high schoolers. I like the idea of on line labs and biology fun stuff. Thank you.
    Jessica N on Sep 5, 2017
    Does the book come with a dvd?
    User on Aug 25, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The book doesn't come with a DVD. You get online access for 1 year to a variety of components, including an online version of the book, animations, tests and quizzes (which are also graded automatically, with your option to override grades), teacher's book, educational adjuncts such as flash cards, question-and-answer challenges, online labs, and many other things that could not be on a DVD.
    One of the answers to the question "Why did you choose this?" was because of a schedule. Can you please elaborate? I am seeing that it is broken down to chapters, but is it realistic to think this can be done in 36 weeks?
    User on Jan 16, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I did not choose it for schedule, but my 9th grader has worked her way through it. I do not think this book is realistically finished in 36 weeks, assuming the book is part of a high school curriculum. Our goal was a chapter a week, but some chapters were much more involved than others. Then, if you account for time off, it extends the schedule. We were far more interested in our student mastering the material than getting through at a certain speed. She was able to do so in about 3 semesters (give or take a few weeks). Our 9th grader was motivated, as she enjoys Biology and found this book to be concise, interesting, and connected to good digital content. Maybe for a student that has fewer subjects to balance, or if you were to "skim" some chapters, then 36 weeks is manageable.
    is the online edition hard for parents to navigate?
    A shopper on Aug 24, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I would say it is not hard to use, but it is not intuitive either. Once you click around a few times and familiarize yourself with the layout, it becomes easy to find what you want. But the first time, it is a little overwhelming. Give yourself a day or day to check it out and you will do fine or in my case just have your kids show you how to do it.
    If two students are sharing this text, can they both use the online feature for quizzes/ tests etc.?
    User on Aug 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Although I only have one student using this text, I believe that it is definitely possible for two students to use the online features. A lot of the online components are printable pieces, and those that are completely online activities/features (virtual labs and investigations, etc.) can always be reset. So, although they (probably) could not be both be logged in and working on the online components at the exact same time, the students could each do everything that is available.
    How does the interactive reader sound? Robotic or audiobook style? Does all the main text have interactive reader capabilities?
    A shopper on Aug 6, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The reader sounds like an audiobook. There are two narrators, one male, one female. I'm not sure what you mean by interactive. Be more specific and I'll do my best to answer.
    Does this program include tests that I could give to assess my daughter's understanding of the concepts?
    A shopper on Oct 13, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Includes Online section quiz, chapter test, unit test, standardized assessments, answer keys, virtual labs, interactive readers, videos, animations, self checks, vocabulary , study guides, worksheets ... etc. - - all online. After purchase of the Book (kit) you can obtain a code to enroll and and create a user ID and password at Holt online to access all of these online resources.
    Could you pair this curriculum with the "Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments" to round out your highschool biology course?
    Thank you!
    User on Sep 24, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: You do not need any other curriculum to go with this course. It is very well rounded. The online portion has full labs and experiments. My son successfully took the biology sat after using this course. Very very thorough.
    Is there a laboratory science kit you need to purchase to go with this curriculum?
    Thank you!
    A shopper on Sep 24, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: There isn't a kit put together by Holt. Oak Meadow does have a kit that goes with Holt Biology for $120.
    Does this have Premium Interactive Online Edition
    Interactive Online Student Edition and Teacher Edition? Does anyone know the Copyright year? 2013? Is the same program offered from publisher currently? Thanks!
    A shopper on Aug 15, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Publication of the Biology Homeschool Package is 2013. Yes, it is the same program offered on the publisher's homeschool edition. It is a blended program and includes a hardcover student text plus the Premium Interactive Online Edition which includes:
    Interactive Online Student Edition and Teacher Edition
    Reading, Vocabulary, and Concept Mapping Worksheets
    Animated Biology, Virtual Investigations, Video-Based Inquiry, smart Grapher, and Review Games
    Interactive Reader
    Open-Inquiry Labs, STEM Labs, Virtual Labs, and Video Labs
    Printable Assessments
    Teacher Resources
    And more!
    Are the labs all online? Is there no lab work for the student to do at home (dissections, etc.)?
    A shopper on Aug 8, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: There are virtual labs that are part of the online resources. All labs could be done at home if preferred. However, equipment and supplies can be difficult to obtain.
    For anyone that has purchased a microscope to go along with this course what can you recommend?
    Tracy D on Nov 3, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: This microscope comparison chart compiled by our consultant staff might be helpful to you. - http://www.rainbowresource.com/MicroscopeComparison2010.pdf
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