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A Few Additional Thoughts About Otter's Homeschool Biology Curriculum:
Labs listed in the schedule:
Please refer to the lab planner for additional info on the labs like materials cost, links to hard to find items, kits, etc.
Note that optional unscheduled books are not listed in the schedule below, but are listed with the supplemental reading resources. You will need to schedule them in yourself, or do as we are going to do. When we are done reading one, we'll start with another.
Recommendation: Print out any printables ahead of time and place them in a folder, organized by week.
When the biology textbook is finished, the schedule will link directly to the textbook chapters instead of just referring to them.
Click on a week to see the schedule. Scroll down past the linked weeks to access the downloadable schedule in Microsoft Word format.
Note: I've included many other links, interactive online activities and videos IN the text. These extras are NOT listed in the schedule as that would be redundant.
If you are using the free version of this curriculum, PLEASE click on my tip jar to the left. Our small home business needs your contributions to survive and thrive. We want to make lots more curriculum (and freebies), but we can't do so unless Guest Hollow is a success. We depend on our customers and donations to keep running!
NOTE: There may be minor mentions of evolution in some of the linked videos. I tried to keep these to a minimum. Also, please inform me of any mistakes or bad links, so I can keep this schedule as up-to-date as possible for everyone!
Schedule and links yearly update: 2/2017
1.1 Science and the Natural World
1.2 Biology: The Study of Life
2.1 Matter and Organic Compounds
2.2 Biochemical Reactions
|Week 3||2. 3 Water, acids and bases|
3.1 Introduction to cells
3.2 Cell Structures
|Week 5||3.3 Cell Transport and Homeostasis|
4.1 Energy for Life
4.2 Photosynthesis: Sugar as Food * You may want to SKIP or SKIM this section if your student is NOT "into" science and likely to not pursue science in the future.
4.3 Powering the Cell: Cellular Respiration * You may want to SKIP or SKIM this section if your student is NOT "into" science and likely to not pursue science in the future.
4.4 Anaerobic Respiration
5.1 Cell Division and the Cell Cycle
5.2 Chromosomes and Mitosis
|Week 9||5.3 Reproduction and Meiosis|
|Week 10||6.1 Mendel's Investigations|
|Week 11||6.2 Mendelian Inheritance|
7.1 DNA and RNA
7.2 Protein Synthesis
7.4 Regulation of Gene Expression
8.1 Human Chromosomes and Genes
8.2 Human Inheritance
|Week 15||8.3 Biotechnology|
****CATCH UP / EASY WEEK******
10.1 Exposing the Flaws in Evolution
****CATCH UP / EASY WEEK******
11.1 The Science of Ecology
11.2 Recycling Matter
11. 3 Biomes
12. 1 Community Interactions
12. 2 Characteristics of Populations
14.1 Introduction to Protists
14.2 Types of Protists
14.3 Introduction to Fungi
14.4 Ecology of Fungi
14.5 Protists, Fungi, and Human Disease
15.1 Introduction to the Plant Kingdom
15.2 Four Types of Plants
16.1 Plant Tissues and Growth
16.2 Plant Organ: Roots, Stems, and Leaves
16.3 Variation in Plant Life Cycles
16.4 Plant Features and Responses
17.1 Overview of Animals
17.2 Overview of Invertebrates
18.1 Sponges, Cnidarians, Flatworms, and Roundworms
18.2 Mollusks and Annelids
18.3 Arthropods and Insects
18.4 Echinoderms and Invertebrate
19.1 Overview of Vertebrates
20.1 Mammalian Traits
20.2 Reproduction in Mammals
20.3 Classification of Mammals
20.4 Overview of Animal Behavior
Done with biology? Take a look at my other high school courses for next year!
I do NOT make any guarantees about this schedule, the textbook, or anything else. USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK.