Guest Hollow's Biology Curriculum Week 1

Christian High School Biology Curriculum

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LAB COLOR KEY:

Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Labs are marked in white

Labs that are alternates to the Illustrated Guide to Home Biology are marked in green.

Optional and extra labs that have nothing to do with the IGTHB book are marked in orange.

Video labs are marked in blue.

Interactive online labs are marked in yellow.


  Next Week

Week 1 

 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Guest Hollow's High School Biology Textbook

Read

Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 Science and the Natural World

1.2 Biology: The Study of Life

Topics

  • Know God through the study of His creation
  • The Scientific Method
  • Experiments
  • Variables

 

  • Characteristics of Life
  • Cell theory, gene theory, homeostasis
  • Symbiosis
  • Competition
  • Levels of Organization
Workbook Chapter 1.1 workbook pages Chapter 1.2 workbook pages

Optional Writing Assignment(s)

 

Labs

 

IGHBE: Lab Session I-1: Using a Microscope

  • gloves
  • lamp/light
  • microscope
  • scissors
  • prepared slide of diatoms or bacteria (*diatoms, human intestinal bacteria)
  • notebook paper
  • snippet of book cover (substitute color newspaper ad)

Alternative to Lab I-1 Using a microscope lab and printable

  • newspaper
  • scissors
  • microscope
  • microscope slide
  • cover slip
  • dropper
  • water
  • tweezers
  • paper towel

 

IGHBE: Lab Session I-2: Mounting Specimens

  • gloves
  • butane lighter
  • raw carrot
  • microscope
  • petroleum jelly
  • human hair
  • toothpicks
  • vegetable oil
  • distilled water
  • pond water

Optional lab:
Is yeast alive?

Scroll down to “Intro and Biological Molecules”.

  • rapid rise yeast
  • sugar
  • zip-loc bags
  • small water balloons
  • test tubes & rack
  • water container
  • Sharpie
  • sterile nutrient agar plate
  • microscope

Our experience with this lab: Nothing like trying to use nearly dead yeast for an experiment! We had less than stellar results. It worked, but barely. Still, the lab had good info that reinforced some of the textbook info about living things and their characteristics.

Click here to see a picture of Otter's experiment.

 

 

Optional Animated Biology Interactive: Cells Through Different Microscopes

Choose CA as your state.

 

Optional Animated Biology Interactive:
Spontaneous Generation & Designing an experiment

 

 

Notes

This week we start reading The New Answers Book 1. I scheduled in 3 chapters a week for a total of 9 weeks. You can read the book online for free or order it from Amazon and other retailers. There is also a free study guide available online. We will use the study guide for both written answers and oral discussion questions as time permits.

Bible Study

The New Answers Book 1

Chapter 1: Is There Really a God?

 

Chapter 2: Why Shouldn’t Christians Accept Millions of Years?

 

Chapter 3: Couldn’t God Have Used Evolution?

Evolution Exposed

 

Chapter 1: What Is Science?

 

 

 

Other Resources

Biology Coloring Book
Biology Coloring Workbook

 

 

 

Chapter 1-1 Characteristics of Living Things
*some evolution on this page

Chapter 1-2 Biological Organization

Videos

Biology 101
Biology 101
Watch the Introduction: Defining Life and Life Classification
Free online

BrainPOP
Microscopes

BrainPOP
Scientific Method

The Human Planet
The Human Planet Episode 1

 

BrainPOP
Symbiosis

BrainPOP
Homeostasis

Extras

Spongebob controls and variables worksheet

 

 

 

 

Characteristics of Life diagrams (draw) - Please note that this worksheet refers to a different textbook - so ignore that part of the instructions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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