Biology 101 DVD

Biology 101 DVD

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Item #: 043262
ISBN: 9781424303106
Grades: 10-AD

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Students watch as the instructor, Wes Olson, explains the definition of life and takes you through the days of Creation and the specimens created on those days. In order, you will learn about plants, water animals, flying creatures, land animals, and mankind, and wrap it all up with lessons about genetics. There are 4 DVDs for a total running time of 4 ½ hours. The author describes this course as a "super-condensed, fun-filled, fascinating overview of the world of biology. If you grasp the basics taught in this program, you'll have a solid understanding of biology. The 4th disc contains the PDF files. High school credits are based on hours spent on a course of study, and 120-180 hours constitutes one credit. This course totals 135 hours if you follow the accreditation schedule. You could add dissection labs or microscope labs for more content. Note that the activities in this course are simple labs like identifying plants and animals or watching a fish, so if you live in a state which requires lab sciences for high school credit you will need to make some additions.

Category Description for The 101 Series DVDs:

We get requests every year for DVD courses. We are so happy to have these Bible-based high school science courses on DVD that also qualify for high school credit. Developed by homeschooling father and filmmaker, Wes Olson, these courses offer engaging visual content, hands-on labs and activities, and printable PDF files for each course. DVD courses each include four DVDs with a total running time of 4 ½ hours (Biology) to around 11 hours (Chemistry and Physics). The video is well done, the sound is clear, and a little humor is thrown in to keep the content interesting. Presented from a Christian worldview, students will learn about the relationship between science and the Bible. Options are offered for su


Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.

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supplementing our Biology course
Rachel B on Aug 20, 2021
Biology study the whole family can enjoy and reinforcement for the higher level child doing another program.
Jennifer M on Jun 1, 2021
supplementing our Biology course
Rachel B on Aug 20, 2021
Loved Chemistry 101 and decided to get Biology 101.
Rachel S on Jul 27, 2021
Biology study the whole family can enjoy and reinforcement for the higher level child doing another program.
Jennifer M on Jun 1, 2021
recommended by a friend who said her family thought they were really interesting
Tera B on Oct 6, 2020
It was recommended to me by someone, and it was affordable.
Christy C on Sep 15, 2020
Recommended from a friend
Nicole B on Aug 31, 2020
The video format is more appealing to my son, and, since it got such positive reviews, I thought it would be the perfect fit for making biology class more interactive and enjoyable for him.
Jennifer J on Jul 24, 2020
My daughter & I looked it over and decided that this would be a good fit for her high school biology curriculum.
Nicole P on Jul 10, 2020
I chose this based on reviews and the fact that biology has not been a happy subject in our house. Neither of our homeschooled boys care much for biology. We have tried 2 other curriculum's that have not been good fits for them, or me! Hopefully this one will live up to the reviews.
Lauri P on May 29, 2020
It has been highly recommended in many of the homeschool groups I follow, and I thought that it would be a good visual accompaniment to our high school biology curriculum.
User on May 1, 2020
This looks like a great option for high school science for my son with dyslexia and dysgraphia! Who is highly intelligent, but struggles so much with text.
Sarah M on Apr 28, 2020
I have an autistic highschooler and books don't work. He is entertained by watching not reading and can absorb the infromation from more visual learning.
Beth B on Apr 7, 2020
Needed a more visual and less traditional textbook approach. My son is not super interested in science and this covers necessary topics with out the rigorous workload of other programs. A fun way to study necessary topics without overwhelming him.
User on Jan 16, 2020
supplement for high school
Joesph S on Oct 3, 2019
Looking for a more Charlotte Mason science curriculum and this came highly recommended.
Thomas D on Sep 11, 2019
recommended to us
Sarah V on Aug 2, 2019
best price
Misty J on Jul 17, 2019
good reviews
Amy H on Jul 11, 2019
I borrowed a couple of dvd's from this series from a friend. It's a very well done series. The presenter is engaging, intelligent, clear, and organized. No silly jokes just for the heck of it, no wild and loud graphics or sound effects that become outdated quickly, just thoughtful, correct, and straight forward facts presented in a logical, and calm manner. The presenter doesn't talk down to his middle grade audience.
Kristy W on May 31, 2019
supplemental biology!
Karissa on May 28, 2019
Recommended by Guest Hollow High School Biology Curriculum
User on May 10, 2019
The reviews all sounded good and I have struggling learners.
Connie B on Apr 8, 2019
I chose Biology 101 for my non-math-loving daughter because she thoroughly enjoyed completing Physics 101 and Chemistry 101. She has expressed a desire to finish the series for her high school science credits.
Melissa C on Jan 16, 2019
Ive been wanting to get them for a while, Ive read alot of great review and for a visual learner with a mom who doesn't have a lot of time or resources this is a good fit.
Mary K on Jan 9, 2019
We're looking for a comprehensive Biology course, that isn't too overwhelming.
Rebecca B on Dec 17, 2018
Great reviews and looking for a visual program.
Karen S on Oct 2, 2018
Enjoyed the preview.
Shelley A on Sep 11, 2018
friend told me was a great biology cirriculum
Bart C on Sep 11, 2018
I heard good things about it from a Facebook group I'm in. Looking forward to using this as our science curriculum this year.
Rachel P on Sep 4, 2018
Needed a dvd based Creator Biology class for a homeschooled high school Junior.
Dawn M on Sep 3, 2018
This was recommended to me from another homeschool mother whose children really liked it
Jenifer L on Aug 26, 2018
did the Chemistry 101 series last year and LOVED it!
Bridgette D on Aug 9, 2018
I like how the 'teacher' is out side for the lesson that I looked at, my friend has this, it seems hands on while being visual. I haven't used it, so I can't give much.
Cathy S on Aug 7, 2018
Solid reviews. Compelling alternative to many different curriculums out there. Hoping it might spark additional interest for a kid who's admittedly not into science.
Doug W on Aug 6, 2018
Fantastic series! All ages enjoy watching.
Robert L on Aug 1, 2018
My high schoolers are studying Biology and I want to see it from a Biblical word view.
Adonna P on Jul 11, 2018
I bought this to accompany the Friendly Biology curriculum.
Laurie L on Jul 5, 2018
This DVD series was highly recommended for our family.
Jo E on Jul 2, 2018
I like the dvd teaching option
Lisa D on Jun 7, 2018
need and encouraging reviews
fritz and d on May 19, 2018
Needed a science curriculum that was not as intense as the one we have been trying to use.
Christina R on Mar 16, 2018
best fit for my child
Skye W on Mar 7, 2018
We have used both the Chemistry 101 and Physics 101 DVD's. My kids enjoyed them, so I chose to continue with Biology 101.
LISA MARIE E J on Feb 23, 2018
I needed a science course that was good for my son's current curriculum.
Jeanette P on Jan 18, 2018
Needed a multi age science program that was biblical. Recommended by a friend.
Suzanne D on Jan 4, 2018
Looking for an easy-to-use high school biology program for my 9th grader. It was recommended on the live chat.
Carol F on Nov 15, 2017
This DVD course will be used to cover Biology concepts for my student's course work.
Rachel F on Nov 3, 2017
My 11th grader needed biology and I loved that it was something we could all watch together and enjoy.
User on Oct 8, 2017
Needed some basic understanding prior to completing assignments and labs in a more rigorous science curriculum.
Claudia E on Sep 26, 2017
Entire family enjoys Physics 101, so we are excited to try Biology 101
Rich L on Aug 29, 2017
Loved Chemistry 101 and decided to get Biology 101.
Rachel S on Jul 27, 2021
recommended by a friend who said her family thought they were really interesting
Tera B on Oct 6, 2020
Looking to make this into a highschool class with Lab. Has anyone done this? What resource did you use for labs?
Jamie R on May 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: There are labs outlined in this course. I did those and supplement other labs. I had several other biology curriculums in our library from another child and ones I acquired through a swap. I used some of those. For dissection, I purchased dissection kits through Home Science Tools. They are reasonably priced.
How many days a week did your student work on the Biology 101 course? Thanks!
A shopper on Jul 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The printable guidebook has assignments laid out for a week at a time. It breaks down the amount of time they think a student would spend on each part of the lesson. I always just assigned the week and let my son decide when he wanted to complete it so he gains more experience in planning. Hint-I did check middle of the week to be sure he was making progress and that he had everything he needed for the experiments, activities, and extra reading.
What sort of activities are suggested in the CAP on disk 4? Any writing, additional reading, research, etc?
A shopper on May 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, there are a number of activities suggested in the CAP each week. High school students are able to complete most activities independently. For example: Week 13 assignments include watch the DVD, read the guidebook (printed from the CAP), read 3-5 juvenile library books about warm-blooded animals, and read selected scriptures about eating meat. Week 14 assignments are to watch a couple of videos on warm-blooded creatures and research and write a 200 word report on a favorite warm-blooded animal. Week 15 includes instructions to do a dry lab. The assignments are well-ordered and easy to follow.
How strong is the young-Earth content in the videos? Is it just an affirmation of creation and organizing the material according to its days? Or is there a more rigorous apologetic of young-Earth arguments? We are Creationists, but universe-age-neutral, and are looking for compatible resources. We would be using the videos only, not the printable material.
A shopper on May 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This is not a rigorous program in general. There is young earth content but it does not have rigorous apologetic arguments for the young age of the earth. It focuses on creation and God as our creator. We have used Apologia science textbooks as well and they definitely have rigorous young earth arguments. I hope that helps put things in perspective.
How long is a daily lesson?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The lessons are quite short. This is the first science curriculum my son actually enjoyed...loved it actually. I never really timed how long it took him since he is very independent. The average DVD lesson is between 20 and 45 minutes, but they do not watch the video every day just at the beginning of a topic. There is a pdf file workbook on the dvds with quizzes and then an add on booklet to make the curriculum accredited for high school. There is a lesson plan already printed in with the workbook that gives day by day lessons.
Does this course offer any hands-on experiments? Dissections and microscope use?
A shopper on Jun 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This course is video and reading based with very little outlined in the way of hands-on activities. The activities suggested include identifying plants in your yard, visiting local businesses, etc. In my opinion, this course is great for students who aren't geared toward the sciences and won't be pursuing sciences. You could easily add experiments, activities, dissections, microscope labs, etc to the curriculum; there is plenty of time for that.
Do I need to also buy a workbook with the disks?
A shopper on Oct 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There is no workbook. On the last DVD is a printable "Course Accreditation Program" that lists activities you can do to make it a full Biology course. We are finding that we have to add some activities from outside sources to feel like we are really spending enough time on Biology.
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Rated 4 out of 5
Good for Students with Dyslexia
Pros: The video is NOT a lecture but rather shows the student exactly what is being discussed.

Cons: I would rather purchase a textbook than print a "resource guide" which is really a textbook, on my printer. The Field Trip suggestions for each section are expected to be completed yet are childish. The lesson plans are open ended. Each section has two days of lesson plans as follows: "Go to the library and read 3-5 children's books on (topic)" and "Find and read 3-5 adult level books on (topic)." This is not a con in and of itself. It becomes a con because the student then has to take a test on the material taught in the video even though what the student spent two days reading what, more than likely, isn't on the test. The multiple choice tests for each section covers details not big picture ideas, so vocabulary become important.

Even with the list of cons, I would still use this course agian, and in fact, will be purchasing Chemistry 101. The video makes a great core. The mediocre lesson plans can be easily modified and adapted.
February 5, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We’ve done the Chemistry program through this and I just ordered Biology and Physics. Wonderfully informative program. I learned a lot alongside my student. The videos are fun to watch. The program is very well laid out!!!
March 26, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good stuff
February 16, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect science for a student who doesn't plan on entering a science field or as a supplement for a science major. All of my younger children gather around when they see their big brother put this video in!
July 8, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome Program!!
Having DVDs for my son to work with is such a great help. The outline for hours etc are so much better than just using text books. I wish I had known about this site sooner!
February 18, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I really like the way this DVD can be used for almost any age. All of my kids watch the DVD and then my oldest does the work.
September 16, 2016
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We are loving this!
This set of DVDs has a companion workbook that is printable right from one of the disks. This resource digs even deeper into what is said on the videos. It references the Bible and helps students to understand why we can look to the Bible for answers to scientific questions. You will find quizzes to gauge students' learning. There are also lesson plans that lay out in detail how to turn this program into an accredited class. The ideas are great and my children are learning a lot. I would love to try other titles in this series!
August 17, 2016
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Creation-Based Biology
We were excited to have found this creation-based Biology course for our teenagers. Neither will be going into a science career, so we feel this gives them the perfect, basic information they will need in life.
March 21, 2016
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This is the best Biology course I have found! I have children ranging from adult down to K-5 I have used many Biology courses for the older ones throughout the years and I feel this one is the best one I have come across The DVD holds the youngest's attention and clearly explains things in a way that is understandable with a complete Biblical foundation The printable pages for keeping track of work makes this a full credit of Biology with a keepsake of work completed for your High School student's portfolio Plus the benefit for the younger student is laying a groundwork for when they actually "do" the work involved with this program in later years Five Stars!!!!
March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
I am a mom of eight children ranging from 6yrs to 16yrs We got this Biology program and absolutely loved it I was looking for more auditory material for my daughter who struggles with dyslexia It was simple to use gave us a fun well rounded view of Biology and was easily adaptable to all ages I thought my high school students were challenged while the whole family was drawn into learning There is some teacher preparation but once the guide book and accreditation pages had been printed I thought the preparation was minimal I thought it added enough structure for families that like to have a solid plan and plenty of flexibility for those who enjoy pausing to study something of interest for several weeks Each child was able to participate in delight directed learning when we went to the library for our supplemental material I thought Biology 101 did an excellent job catering to each child's learning style I never had a single groan when it came time to do Biology It was worth the expense and then some Loved it!
May 3, 2012

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