Advanced Biology: Human Body Student Study & Lab Notebook 2nd Edition

Advanced Biology: Human Body Student Study & Lab Notebook 2nd Edition

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Item #: 058352
ISBN: 9781940110387
Grades: 11-12

Product Description:

This excellent (but optional) companion to the Apologia Advanced Biology (human anatomy and physiology) course provides a place to keep everything together module notes and lab reports. The introductory information includes a rubric for grading experiments, grade recording charts, parent notes/student notes, and most importantly, a daily schedule (no need for separate lesson plans). The module notes provide a uniform format for completing chapter notes, the On Your Own and Study Guide questions, and an (optional) modular summary. The consistent format is only one of the reasons you might choose this notebook option. Full-color illustrations (ready for labeling) as well as full-color dissection photographs would be other reasons. 450 pgs. spiral-bound.

Publisher Description:

This high-quality spiral-bound notebook is a great way to help your student excel at transitioning to college-level science. Designed to help your student develop outstanding independent study skills, the notebook contains a daily schedule, note-taking pages, and space to answer all the study questions found in the textbook. Lab report forms for each experiment in the text will help your student master the process of writing a complete lab report, and included illustrations, that are not found in the textbook, will ensure that they are indeed learning all that they can from their labs. Case Studies, which are also additional materials not included in the textbook, help students explore concepts in even greater depth!

Newly revised and co-authored by Marilyn Shannon and Rachael Yunis, this anatomy and physiology course continues the exceptional teaching we have come to expect from Apologia. Solidly college-prep, this course combined with the Exploring Creation with Biology, is equivalent to one full year of college Biology and will familiarize students with AP or CLEP exam content. Prerequisites to this academically rigorous course are one year of high school Biology and one year of high school Chemistry.

The softcover student text is comprised of sixteen modules (chapters). Each module is designed to be completed within 2 weeks, meaning the course could be completed in 32 weeks; however, you may want to allow extra time to complete some modules. The built-in flexibility of the program allows for students who need more time to assimilate the teaching to still complete it within one school year.

The first module provides an organizational overview of the human body and homeostasis, as well as a general review of concepts such as cell structure, protein synthesis, and cellular mitosis. Subsequent modules study histology (study of tissues), integumentary and skeletal systems, skeletal system histology and movement, muscular system histology and physiology, skeletal muscle system, nervous system, central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, digestive system, respiratory system, urinary system and the reproductive system. Featured throughout each module are "On Your Own" study questions to help students assess comprehension of the subject matter. Each module contains a comprehensive Study Guide to prepare students for module tests. Sprinkled throughout the 2nd edition are "Think about This" and "Heart of the Matter" segments to direct student focus to familiar experiences and Christian worldview/scripture verses (NIV and NLT). An additional benefit of the Apologia courses is the experiments, which have three types in this course: microscopic labs, dissection labs and household labs. References to coloring exercises from the Kaplan Anatomy Coloring Book (#000258) are incorporated (although the coloring book has been updated and the page numbers are different. Parents/Students will find it fairly easy to match the lessons to coloring pages. Apologia has updated their website and currently state, "As there are many good options for a student to choose from, we have decided to let the student and/or instructor pick the anatomy coloring book that best fits their needs. Many anatomy coloring books cover the same basic human body functions and the process of coloring."

The Solutions and Tests booklet contains anywhere from 7 to 20 test questions for each module, answers to the test questions, and solutions to the Study Guide questions.

There are a few differences between the 1st and 2nd editions. In the 2nd edition, you will find a Welcome Letter which incorporates Scripture references. The initial chapters in the 2nd edition appear less "chatty" than the 1st edition text. The textual information is similar (and much is the same) although a few sections have been expanded and clarified. Many of the "On Your Own," Study Guide and Test questions are the same. A negligible number of questions have been reworded. The 2nd edition also contains a link to a website with web-based support materials arranged by module (password included). Lab experiments appear to be mostly the same; although changes have been made in the Fetal Pig Dissection. While the 1st edition listed several websites and books as resources to walk the student through the dissection, the 2nd edition provides only six general overview steps with no additional support resources listed. For a more thorough dissection experience, we would recommend supplementing with the Photo Manual Dissection Guide: Fetal Pig (#28523) or How to Dissect (#45220). Most of the changes to the 2nd edition are found in the formatting, including text color and font type. Lab experiments are now in a contemporary font overlaid on graph paper. Other format changes include more colorful fonts and some improved graphics. Colored Tabs at the side of each page reflect the current module.

With this course, your student is sure to experience an excellent, homeschool-friendly Anatomy and Physiology course that will prepare him or her for college success. Speaking from experience, my daughter completed this course during her high school at home and graduated with her Bachelors degree in nursing four years later. She unwaveringly affirms her appreciation for the Apologia science courses in giving her success at the college level. ~ Deanne

Category Description for Apologia Junior / Senior High Science:

Written specifically for use in a homeschool environment, these biblically-centered courses take a lot of pressure off the parent teaching the course. The main component of each course is the textbook. Please note that most textbooks have switched from hardcover to softcover format. The student text includes all the student reading, instructions for labs, "On Your Own" exercises, and fifteen to twenty "Study Guide" questions at the end of each chapter. Unlike many upper-level science texts, we have found these to be extremely readable! The text has a conversational tone, and concepts are explained in an easy-to-understand way. Plenty of helpful diagrams and pictures are included which add interest and break up the text. Answers to the "On Your Own" exercises are also included with discussion at the end of each chapter. The labs are designed to be done easily, and most require only household items to complete; unlike high school courses, like Bob Jones which require investing in some lab equipment and chemicals to complete the labs. Where a microscope or dissecting materials are required, a reasonably-priced complete kit of materials is available, for ease in collecting the items.

The Solution Manual contains test questions for each chapter, answers to the test questions and solutions to the "Study Guide" questions. For some courses, a separate Perforated Tests booklet is available; please note that this is only necessary if you want an extra copy of the test questions.

TheStudent Notebooks are a user-friendly companion that provides space for answering the On Your Own and Study Guide questions as well as for developing Lab Reports. Study helps include graphic organizers and a Module Summary for each module (fill-in-the-blank). Digging Deeper sections provide opportunity for practical applications and writing activities. For the teacher there are grading rubrics for lab reports and suggested answers for some of the graphic organizers. The History of Science module includes a nicely done timeline. Grading rubrics for the lab reports are provided in the Appendix.

MP3 Audio CDs are also available for most courses. The audio files are in MP3 format, and will require an MP3-compatible CD player to use (these can also be run on most computers). Tests, study guides, and answers are not included - this is simply an audio version of the text.

Apologia also offers Video Instruction for Biology, Chemistry, Marine Biology and Advanced Biology. These have transitioned to USB flash drive format. Sherri Seligson, author and scientist, is your host and takes you to interesting locations, incorporating animated diagrams (over 20 hours of instruction) to help students better understand the concepts being taught. The content is more of a summary of the textual information found in each section of the modules than a narration of the text. Students will either see Sherri Seligson on location or in a lab during the speaking portions or they will see animated illustrations and examples. Sherri takes students through each lab and talks about what needs to be done and the results of the experiments.

System requirements for USB drives: USB port (PC or Mac), media player capable of playing mp4 files, and an internet browser. DVD requirements: DVD drive on your computer (PC or MAC) capable of playing mp4 files; these are not compatible with a DVD player.

We now offer SuperSets and Advantage Sets which include multiple items. Advantage Sets include the text, solutions manual (with a copy of the test), notebooking journal, and the MP3 Audiobook CD. SuperSets include everything in the Advantage Set (text, solutions manual with tests, otebooking journal and MP3 CD) plus the Video Instruction USB Flash Drive.

Category Description for Apologia Science:

Apologia Science courses are written from a Biblical worldview with the homeschool in mind. At the elementary level, courses follow a Charlotte Mason-inspired methodology, with lessons organized around narration, notebooking exercises and hands-on activities or projects. Children at different ages can use these together, learning at their own level. Each course is designed to be teacher-student interactive, so teacher involvement is fairly high at this level. At the junior high and high school levels, science courses are more traditional in nature, with the textbook written to the student. Teacher involvement time at this level is much less than at the elementary level. Textbooks contain student reading, lab instructions, "On Your Own" questions and Study Guide questions. A Solutions Manual provides the answers to these and the test questions. Lab kits are available separately for both the elementary and upper-level science courses which include most of the harder to find items you will need.


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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Recommended by friends.
Karri M on Sep 30, 2021
Needed for a co-op class
Laura P on Jul 15, 2021
Recommended by friends.
Karri M on Sep 30, 2021
used before
Christie F on Sep 22, 2021
Needed for a co-op class
Laura P on Jul 15, 2021
good compliment for textbook
Luis G on Sep 16, 2020
Required by teacher: The Student Notebook keeps everything neat and organized.
Heather N on Aug 19, 2020
The student notebook goes hand in hand with the textbook. A must have for this course.
Robin B on Aug 4, 2020
These Student Study & Lab Notebooks help your student stay organized all year. Also, they are excellent study tools!
Carol H on Jul 21, 2020
Required for the Anatomy and Physiology class my high school junior will be taking at a home school co-op.
Patricia W on Jun 26, 2020
To go with the texbook.
Carmen on May 16, 2020
needed another one
Christie F on Sep 9, 2019
required for a class
Zohra G on Aug 20, 2019
For a class. It makes it quite simple to keep all of the information in one place.
Gayle H on Aug 19, 2019
We are using this at our co-op
Tina P on Aug 15, 2019
We are using this for a co-op anatomy class
Amanda V on Aug 12, 2019
my daughter is using this as her 9th grade science
Ciara S on Aug 9, 2019
Notebooking journals are always helpful to my students!
Rachel T on Aug 2, 2019
I teach this course at homeschool tutorials, and find that the student notebook helps students learn how to take notes and how to organize lab reports. By the end of the school year, they really do not need the notebook to guide them any longer.
Susan G on Jul 28, 2019
Co op class
Heather B on Jul 20, 2019
I have used other Student notebooks before and they are an excellent way to keep on schedule and get a better grasp of the information involved
Rebecca L on Jan 17, 2019
matched our curriculum
Deborah G on Sep 14, 2018
My son is taking this class and it is less expensive on this website!
Linda Y on Sep 6, 2018
needed another one
Christie F on Aug 28, 2018
Lucinda M on Aug 18, 2018
Looks like it will be helpful to my student.
Carmen M on Aug 15, 2018
my students love to use these notebooks to keep all of their science notes, problems, and study guides all in one place. Very nicely laid out and user friendly.
Beth P on Aug 10, 2018
required material for class
Christi C on Aug 3, 2018
The notebook helps to keep students organized and an easy way for parents/teachers to check for completed work.
Lori M on Jul 20, 2018
Looks like it will help keep my student organized.
User on May 18, 2018
I need it for my daughter's coop class
Rita J on Feb 21, 2018
My daughters enjoy the course more when paired with the notebooks.
Jenny A on Sep 18, 2017
Child is taking advanced biology with homeschool group
Wauketa H on Sep 6, 2017
Required for coop class
Kathleen P on Aug 30, 2017
homeschool curriculum
Joanna D on Aug 29, 2017
The notebooks are high quality and help my children keep up with their assignments and learn the material.
Krista N on Aug 27, 2017
These notebooks are so helpful in teaching note taking and proper form for a lab write up.
Elisa G on Aug 9, 2017
required by our co-op
Jessica F on Aug 9, 2017
"easy to use, covers all material needed. interesting stories and quotes"
Rebecca Jane J on Jul 17, 2017
Co op requires it for class
Tracy S on Jun 30, 2017
Plan to use for A and P class. <br />Reviews imply it is up to date.<br /><br />Love that they introduce the Cornell method for taking notes. Good habit to form.
User on Jun 13, 2017
Excellent addition to the textbook and excellent company! Needed for a co-op class
JANA W on Jun 3, 2017
It looks like it will be helpful as a companion item to the text set I purchased.
Gregory M on Apr 29, 2017
To make it easier for my students to study for their exams. This way they have the questions and the answers all in one place. Also, the diagrams that they need to know will be with their study guide. They will not need to go back and search for them in the text.
Christina V on Sep 22, 2016
It will help my sons remember what they read in the text and study for the tests
Nancy K on Sep 8, 2016
Mary S on Aug 31, 2016
Great product, very thorough and helps keep students organized.
Julie C on Aug 31, 2016
"My daughter needs a science for her senior year and would like to go into some sort of social work after college. She thought this was a good option."
Yvette B on Aug 29, 2016
Simply for convenience of having all homework in one place and with no loose homework and lab papers.
Lourdes H on Aug 29, 2016
A friend recommended this.
Laurie N on Aug 22, 2016
Love these journals, makes school easier.
Amanda F on Aug 19, 2016
We use the notebook instead of the pages as they are more interactive than the plain white pages.
Maura Z on Aug 14, 2016
used before
Christie F on Sep 22, 2021
good compliment for textbook
Luis G on Sep 16, 2020
Does the Advanced Biology journal work with an earlier edition?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 2nd edition material - including the Notebook - do not work seamlessly with the older 1st edition text.
Has anyone else struggled with the many errors in the notebook? Specifically the Quarterly Reviews. Several of the answers are incorrect and some of the questions cannot be directly answered with the textbook.
A shopper on Feb 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, I can't help you with that. My son said he did not use the Quarterly Reviews. They are just an additional tool. If they are incorrect, don;t use them or contact the company.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Has everything organized
This is very helpful from the schedule in the front to the lab sheets and notebook pages. It makes it much easier for students to be independent and keep things in order for checking etc. For us, it is a must have.
April 13, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic resource
This notebook is excellent! I wish there were notebooks like this for every Apologia high school level course.

This book makes it so easy for my son to independently do his lessons along with the textbook, plus all of his work is in one spot.
September 30, 2016
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love it!
My daughter is so excited to start this course. The notebook is colorful, lots of room for answers and I love the built in schedule in the front pages. Well worth the money. So glad they came out with these notebooks to correspond with the curriculum. Absolutely love it!
January 26, 2016
over 7 years ago

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