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Exploring creation through advanced biology

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Becky Zajac


Class size:

minimum 5, maximum 16


Additional fees:

$60 lab fee/year 


Class time:

(2) 10:10-11:30


Pre-requisites for class:

Biology and Chemistry

*exceptions with approval


Graduation requirement:

1 lab science credit

  • Course Description

This advanced high school biology course is designed for students who have completed high school biology and chemistry science courses. This course includes sixteen in-depth modules over human anatomy and physiology, including the skeletal, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems. Student text includes study questions, laboratory exercises, and illustrated module study guides.


This is an advanced course, however upon completion this course may be listed as advanced biology or an honors course on high school transcripts and is rigorous enough to prepare students to be successful in college-level science classes. This course is ideal for those students seeking to major in the fields of science or those who have a sincere interest in the human body. 

Through this biology course, students will see they are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of the Creator and will see the details and design in every aspect of the human body. 


Organization Levels
Students will cover the organizational level of the human body from a single cell to the 11 major organ systems including skeletal, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, muscular, integumentary, lymphatic, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive.

Location and Function
Students will be able to identify and describe the structures and functions of the major     components of each of the major body systems and how they relate to each other.


Students will learn, understand, and use scientific terminology related to anatomy and     physiology of the human body.

Experiments and Lab Reports
Student will be able to locate and identify anatomical structures, describe physiological     processes, and perform dissections effectively. Students will be able to communicate their results both in writing and orally. 


  • Classwork / Homework

Class work will include lecture, note-taking, discussion, experimentation, microscopy, and dissection lab. Lab reports and homework will be completed at home. Quizzes will be given in class with tests given both in class and at home.

Homework/time commitment: approximately 4-6 hours per week on reading, coloring, homework, and lab reports. Additional time is needed to study for tests. 

  • Required Books & Materials
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Advanced Biology 2nd Edition, Student Textbook


ISBN 978-1-946506-60-3
Publisher: Apologia Educational Ministries

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Human Body Coloring Book

ISBN  9780756682347
Publisher: DK Publishing



Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

by Dr. Paul Brand and Philip Yancey

Publisher: Zondervan

  • Textbook

  • Coloring book

  • Binder

  • Reinforced loose-leaf notebook paper

  • Access to internet and printer 

No spiral notebooks allowed

Contact the instructor if you have additional questions.
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