Guest Hollow's Biology Curriculum Week 18

Christian High School Biology Curriculum

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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.

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Guest Hollow's High School Biology Textbook


Chapter 11 Introduction

11.1 The Science of Ecology

11.2 Recycling Matter

11. 3 Biomes


  • Abiotic and biotic factors
  • Ecosystems
  • Energy flow
  • Food chains and webs
  • Tropic levels
  • Biogeochemical cycles
  • Water cycle
  • Carbon cycle
  • Nitrogen cycle
  • Terrestrial biomes
  • Aquatic biomes
Workbook Chapter 11.1 workbook pages Chapter 11.2 workbook pages Chapter 11.3 workbook pages

Optional Writing Assignment(s)

Write a short story set in a very specific type of world that is an "extreme" environment. Your story can be about people or animals. Include some type of information in the story that illustrates a part of a food chain. Be sure to use a lot of description and perhaps some figurative language (similes/metaphors, etc.).


  • A scorching desert world
  • A frozen world
  • A world that swings between the two extremes
  • A watery world





LONG TERM PROJECT (Weeks to months)

IGHBE: Lab Session II-1: Building Microcosms

  • Gloves
  • Brown paper bag
  • Camera (optional)
  • Eggshell and yolk
  • Funnel
  • Wide-mouth jars
  • Mixing bowl
  • Newspaper
  • Pond water
  • Pond sediment
  • Pond vegetation
  • Soft drink bottles (1 liter)
  • Ladle, trowel or scoop
  • Water (spring or boiled tap)


IGHBE: Lab Session II-2: Observing Succession in Aquarium Microcosms

  • Gloves
  • Aquarium microcosms (from preceding lab)
  • Particulate masks, N100
  • Pond life reference material
  • Watch or clock with 2nd hand


NOTE: It's recommended you combine the first day of this lab with yesterday's lab Session II-1: Building Microcosms.
This is a long term project.


IGHBE: Lab Session II-3: Observing the Effects of Pollution in Microcosms

  • Gloves
  • Foam cup
  • Pond sediment/vegetation from lab II-1
  • Tablespoon
  • Water, spring or boiled tap



Bible Study

The New Answers Book 2

Chapter 25: What about Satan and the Origin of Evil?


Chapter 26: Why Is the Scopes Trial Significant?


Chapter 27: Isn’t the Bible Full of Contradictions?

Other Resources




Nitrogen Cycle

Life Season 1
Life Season 1
Episode 9


Biology Coloring book
Biology Coloring Workbook

Chapter 11 (p. 320) Ecosystems

Chapter 11 (p. 328) The Energy Pyramid

(p. 332) A Food Web

Chapter 11 (p. 334) Water Cycle
(p. 336)
Carbon Cycle
(p. 338)
Nitrogen Cycle
(p. 340) Phosphorus Cycle

(p. 324) Terrestrial Biomes

Chapter 11
(p. 326) Aquatic Biomes



Food Chain


Food Fight





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