Contains the Teacher Guide and the Student Book.
The DNA that controls all life forms were created at the beginning by God who spoke life into being. Along with the blessings of modern tools to study life, it has become obvious that no life is simple. This makes sense because nothing that God creates is simple. This course begins with a review of chemical principles needed for biology, including the biology of water, and concludes with human origins that have huge implications as to whether or not we were created in God's image with an eternal destiny or the sum product of natural laws acting upon atoms and molecules. We know that all of the variations in humans today had their roots in the DNA of two humans (Adam and Eve) and give glory to God for this wonder of life.
- High school science course with lab curriculum
- Lab experiments included, with images of prepared microscopic slides
- Based on the principle that students who can understand and apply information do much better than those who simply memorize material
This course provides important training and practice in developing skills involved in the study of biology, including observing and recognizing interactions and interdependencies of organisms in their natural environment, the use of a light microscope, dissection skills, and insights and recent advances in modern biology.
A teacher guide is available for Biology, providing this full-year science course with a detailed schedule, worksheets, and tests.
Strong enough to be college prep, this high school course takes an average of 5 hours a week. Everything you need (except lab supplies) can be found in the Student Text and Teacher Guide. Dr. Dennis Englin, the author of Master Books Chemistry , makes this Christian worldview Biology course understandable, yet comprehensive, beginning with the basics. Students will first learn about water, then carbohydrates and lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. Then building on this knowledge, students learn about cells, cell membranes and nucleus, movement through cell membranes, cell organelles, and cell division. After learning about the cellular and molecular level of life, students are now ready to go bigger with a wide variety of topics from ecosystems to human origins. With 28 total chapters, this is a one-year, one full credit high school course.
Student Text pages are visually appealing and not overcrowded. Colorful pictures, photos, and illustrations enhance the learning and hold interest. I love the logical course layout. Dr. Englin begins with an explanation of the chemical principles of biology. Understanding the basics of chemistry will help students better understand the foundation of living things, since all things are made of atoms. Every chapter begins by listing objectives. Chapters are divided into bite-size chunks of information with vocabulary words highlighted. Bible verses are also found throughout the text, using the NKJV. Chapters include labs with lists of required materials, explanation, and step-by-step procedures There are microscope and dissection labs. Lab materials may not be readily available but can be ordered from a science supplier. The Lab materials list is found in the Teacher Guide, but you can also call us and we can send the list to you before purchasing the course.
The Teacher Guide is useful for implementing this course. It includes a course description;a page of teacher instructions for the course labs; quizzes; and exams; lab supply list; sample lab report; grading sheet and a daily schedule for both semesters (18 weeks per semester, 36 total weeks); answer keys for lab reports/worksheets/quizzes/exams; and student lab pages; worksheets; quizzes; and exams that are reproducible for family use. The top of each student worksheet page is labeled with the topic, the day number, the lesson number, whether it’s a worksheet or lab page, and a place for the student name. Worksheets are fill-in-the-blank questions based on the lesson’s reading. For each lab there is a sheet of lab instructions and a place to take notes and a lab report page. Quizzes are matching and/or multiple choice, and the exams are all matching questions (8 exams total). Master Books makes biology homeschool and parent friendly!
Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.
Although the first few chapters are review of chemical principles needed for biology, it doesn’t give basic explanations of things like atoms, protons, neutrons, molecules, chemical reactions etc. So depending on which science program your student used in the elementary years, you might need some extra resources to lay important foundation of chemistry, to give proper background for your child to fully enjoy and learn from this Biology resource. Masterbooks have great resources, like God’s design for Chemistry & Ecology (for grades 3-8) for this.
I enjoy the suggested daily schedule. It is very easy to follow and saves a lot of planning time. One lesson a week, with one quiz and one lab report each week. It has beautiful images and pictures. The “words to understand” can be used to make flashcards for students that enjoy learning with flashcards. And you can easily use the course objectives at the beginning of each chapter to let your student write more narration/essay type of questions.