Guest Hollow's Biology Curriculum Week 5

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



3.3 Cell Transport and Homeostasis




  • Passive transport, diffusion, osmosis
  • Active transport
  • Vesicle transport


Workbook   Chapter 3.3 workbook pages  

Optional Writing Assignment(s)

Written Work

Write a story where you describe the inner workings of a cell in a fictional setting. Make it accessible to younger children. Example: you can talk about visiting the library (DNA in the nucleus), watching the workers at the power plant (mitochondria), etc. This set of Quizlet flashcards or this PDF can help you come up with analogies. This PDF called a busy factory might also be helpful.



IGHBE: Lab Session VII-1: Observing Specialized Eukaryotic Cells

  • Gloves
  • Elodea leaf
  • Microscope
  • Raw onion
  • Prepared slides
  • Distilled water



IGHBE: Lab Session IV-2: Investigating Osmosis

  • Gloves
  • Balance
  • 2 raw eggs
  • Foam cups
  • Graph paper, calculator or software
  • Marking pen
  • Paper towels
  • Syrup (maple, waffle, etc.)
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Watch or clock with a 2nd hand

Alternative lab for IV-2:

Other alternative to IV-2

Osmosis Set-- Do one experiment about osmosis and one for diffusion. You supply:

  • corn syrup
  • corn starch


Osmosis Eggs video


Understanding hypotonic, isotonic and hypertonic solutions


Click here to do the above experiment at home.


  • 3 eggs
  • 3 glasses (large enough to fit the egg plus liquid)
  • 3 butter knives
  • White vinegar (about 3 cups)
  • Distilled water (about 2 cups)
  • Light corn syrup (about 1 ¼ cups)
  • Slotted spoon
  • Measuring cup (1 cup)
  • Measuring spoons (1 tablespoon and ½ tablespoon)
  • Sticky notes and marker
  • Scale (optional)

Optional VIDEO lab: Watch in order of links:
Diffusion and Osmosis


Diffusion Demo

Interactive demonstration: Diffusion Across a Semipermeable Membrane


FREE ONLINE lab (you need to download it for it to work): Diffusion, Osmosis and Active Transport



Some additional diffusion activities are listed in Ellen McHenry's Cell Curriculum for chapter 3 in the teacher's section. I've scheduled chapter 3 for week 7, so you can those activities then as a refresher, or you can do them this week.

Bible Study

The New Answers Book 1

Chapter 13: Why Don’t We Find Human & Dinosaur Fossils Together?


Chapter 14: Can Catastrophic Plate Tectonics Explain Flood Geology?


Chapter 15: Don't Creationists Believe Some “Wacky” Things?

Other Resources

Ellen McHenry's Cells Curriculum

Chapter 6: The nucleus and how ribosomes are made




Chapter 9: Types of Cells

Biology Coloring book
Biology Coloring Workbook



Chapter 2
(p. 30) Passive Transport

Chapter 2
(p. 32) Active Transport and Endocytosis







Active Transport

Passive Transport



Make a cell pizza.

Cell Command Game (costs $)



Printable: Build a cell membrane paper model

Online game: Cell Defense - the Plasma Membrane Topics Covered: Plasma membrane structure and function, roles of phospholipids, transport proteins (carrier and channel), cholesterol and carbohydrates, types of transport, diffusion, facilitated diffusion, active transport, osmosis. This game has an accompanying worksheet that is optional.





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