High School Biology- FIRST HOUR (9th-12th)

Teacher: Sandy Cowsill

Description: This is a 2 hour class. A first-year high school lab-intensive Biology course with a detailed study of the Monera, Protista, Fungi, Plantae and Animalia kingdoms. Some Animal kingdom subdivisions are studied further through dissections. There is also foundational study of Ecology, Cells, and Genetics, as well as current events related to Biology. A research project investigating the creation vs. evolution viewpoints will also be assigned. This is a rigorous science class with homework on a daily basis and periodic teacher-graded tests.

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Prerequisites: None

Book: Apologia Exploring Creation With Biology 2nd Edition by Dr. Jay Wile and Marilyn F. Durnell Textbook is required, solutions manual is optional, and CD-ROM is not necessary. These can be found from families who have previously used them or at various online retailers.

Supplies: Paper, pencil, 1-2” three ring binder, bound notebook (either spiral or composition) for lab. Teacher supplies class notes, tests, and all lab supplies.

Fees: $110 (per student, per semester)