Guest Hollow's Biology Curriculum Week 2

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 2 Introduction

2.1 Matter and Organic Compounds

2.2 Biochemical Reactions


  • Review elements & compounds
  • Carbon
  • Carbohydrates, lipids, proteins
  • Nucleic Acids
  • Chemical reactions
  • Enzymes


Workbook Chapter 2.1 workbook pages Chapter 2.2 workbook pages

Optional Writing Assignment(s)

 Take one of the articles from last week about symbiosis (links are pasted below for convenience). Outline it and write it in your own words. OR…you can make a persuasive case of your own of how any other symbiotic relationship highlights creation instead of evolution.

Ant Farmers and their Aphids

Yahweh, Yuccas, and a Young Earth

Option: Make a poster that illustrates symbiosis and gives the credit to our Creator instead of evolution. You will need to have several sections on the poster feature your own writing.



IGHBE: Lab Session III-2: Carbohydrates and Lipids

  • gloves
  • butane lighter
  • butter
  • diet sweetener
  • unsweetened fruit juice
  • honey
  • Isopropanol
  • marking pen
  • microwave
  • microscope
  • whole milk
  • non-dairy creamer
  • onion
  • paper bag (brown)
  • peanut
  • potato
  • colorless soft drink
  • table sugar
  • vegetable oil
  • distilled water

Alternate lab to III-2: Who took Jerell's iPod - an organic compound mystery (Testing items to see if they contain carbohydrates, lipids or proteins.)

Scroll down the page to find.

  • Biuret reagent
  • iodine potassium iodide solution
  • glucose test strips
  • containers for food testing
  • something to stir with
  • tape for labeling containers
  • brown paper bag
  • vegetable oil
  • glucose or dextrose (see teacher page for where to obtain)
  • corn starch
  • unsweetened gelatin
  • hard pretzels
  • peanut butter
  • jelly
  • plain yogurt
  • canned white beans


FREE Online Lab:
Enzyme catalysis

Optional lab (after reading the section on enzymes): Amylase Experiment


  • Bread or cracker
  • Your mouth



Optional lab:
Exothermic Reaction Make your own Hot Ice!


  • Household vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • 70% Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Plastic cup
  • Plastic bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Aluminum foil
  • Measuring spoons
  • Stove
  • Cooking pot
  • Fridge


Click the links below to see pictures of Otter's experiment:

All the supplies laid out

Adding in baking soda during one of the steps

Optional lab: Endothermic reaction  - Ice Cream in a baggie


  • 1/2 cup whipping cream (heavy cream)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or vanilla flavoring (vanillin)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup sodium chloride (NaCl) as table salt or rock salt
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1-quart ZiplocTM bag
  • 1-gallon plastic zip bag
  • thermometer
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • cups and spoons

Note: It's my understanding that both an edothermic and exothermic reaction are taking place. Read the details here.

Click to see a blog post & pictures about Otter's endothermic reaction experiment.

2nd alternative for lab III-2
Chemistry of Food Experiment Kit



Bible Study

The New Answers Book 1

Chapter 4: Don’t Creationists Deny the Laws of Nature?


Chapter 5: What About the Gap Theory & Ruin-Reconstruction Theories?


Chapter 6: Cain’s Wife—Who Was She?

Other Resources

Biology Coloring book
Biology Coloring Workbook

Chapter 1
(p. 6) Size Relationships in Biology

Chapter 1
(p. 14) Carbohydrates

Chapter 1 (p. 16) Lipids

Chapter 1
(p. 18) Proteins

Chapter 2 (p. 34) Enzymes

Enzymes in Action

Enzymes in Action by Melvin Berger
Free at the Open Library

(Read over the course of the week)






Body Chemistry








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