Biology

Teacher: Jennifer Stonitsch

Age of Students: 14-16

Class Fee: $20

Length: 2 Semesters

Prerequisites: General Science

Class Capacity: 12

Class Description:

Recommended as the first science course for High School Students, typically for 9th or 10th graders. Topics to be covered are: Cell structures,  Mitosis, Kingdom Phylum Classification, Cellular Reproduction, and Ecology. We will be using microscopes and slides as well as dissecting specimens in class to explore the amazing world of Biology. Biological Coloring Diagrams and exciting experiments are part of this class!

Homework Requirements: 

Class time will be spent taking notes, completing experiments, writing lab reports, and specimen dissections.

Outside of class, students will be required to:

  1. Read the module
  2. Complete the On Your Own (OYO) questions
  3. Finish any lab reports not finished in class.
  4. Complete: Figure drawings, Coloring Diagrams, and study guide questions.
  5. Module Tests

Required Materials:

  • Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd Edition
  • Solutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with Biology
  • Student lab notebook – simple spiral, yellow tablet, or composition book will be fine (Apologia has a student notebook journal for those who prefer less writing)
  • compound microscope (see link below)
  • Dissection Specimens (see link below)
  • Dissection tool kit and apologia slide set (see link below)
  • set of colored pencils (Prisma or Artist Grade pencils are best, but not required. Crayola are just fine.)
  • binder or folder with paper for taking class notes and to hold any homework/tests to be turned in during class

Notes:

Here are some suggested links for purchasing your microscope and kits:

COMPOUND MICROSCOPE:

BIOLOGY DISSECTION KIT/TOOLS

BIOLOGY MICROSCOPE SLIDE SET

Students will be required to meet outside of class one time when we have the Science orientation meeting in August.  We will perform our first experiment at that time. Please bring paper and pencil.

IMPORTANT:

Parents! Please be advised that students will need to be ready to start class at 8:45am in order to set up their miroscopes or dissection specimens and for clean-up time after experiments have been completed.

There are several dissections involved in this course: perch, earthworm, crayfish, frog and a bird embryology experiment. Please prepare your students who are sensitive to strong odors.