This is a year-long high school biology class, and has an emphasis on basic structural, physiological, ecological, and genetic principles as they pertain to living organisms. We will be studying about life from the microscopic level to the animal kingdom including basic human anatomy & physiology.
The class will consist of lecture time with overview of the chapter, review of homework questions, and preparation for chapter tests as well as execution of the labs. The student will be responsible for reading the text, completing homework assignments, carrying out the assigned labs and reports (most completed in class), and performing the vocabulary quizzes and chapter tests. The labs will consist of observations, critical thinking, microscopic examinations, activities investigating the chapter topics, and dissections. The dissections performed in this course include earthworm, sea star, crayfish, perch, and fetal pig.
Parent-teacher-student communication is crucial to monitoring science progress. Skills crucial for success in high school science courses will be employed: scientific inquiry, note-taking, and varied study techniques to apply at each learner’s preference/modality. Ultimately, students will wonder with their teacher at the awesome, creative God whom we worship.
Science Shepherd Biology
Science Shepherd Biology textbook, 3rd edition by Scott Hardin, MD ISBN 978-0-9916369-1-4
TUITION: $485 per semester and the $50 registration fee is nonrefundable and will be applied to the $70 lab fee at the beginning of first semester
Charter Class: No