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Biology with Lab Honors

Course ID: 3282

This is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology and word roots, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, the creation model of origins, the evolutionary model of origins, dissections, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation. Students will be well-trained in the basic skills and foundational concepts of biology to be successful at the college or university level courses. If the student completes the assigned work to the instructor's satisfaction, this course should be recorded as an Honors Biology with Lab credit.

Prerequisite:
Successful Completion of Physical Science with Lab Honors (3281)

Resources and Materials:

  1. Exploring Creation with Biology 3rd Edition


    — Author: Vicki Dincher


    — ISBN-13: 9781946506450

  2. Solutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with Biology 3rd Edition


    — Author: Dincher


    — ISBN-13: 9781946506467

Categories: Biology; Honors; Science
Target Levels: Grade 9; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
High School Credits: 1

Stephanie Brunk

Tuition and Class Schedule by Academic Term:

Full Year 2024-25

  • Tuition and Fees

    • Lab Fee: $75.00

    • Tuition Fee: $595.00

    • Paid Security Guard Fee for Safety of Students: $25.00

  • Section 1: Stephanie Brunk (stephbrunk@outlook.com) (Open)

    • Tue 9:25 am - 10:45 am

Topics and Objectives
1. Introduction to Life - Part 1
— Describe the characteristics of life
— Identify basic terms to describe how living things sustain life
— Applying Scientific Method in Biology
2. Introduction to Life - Part 2
— List and describe the five basic kingdoms
— Differentiate the basic cell structures
— Apply simple biological taxonomy techniques in classifying organisms
— Know the various parts of the microscope
— Operate the microscope with successful skill
— Study a quiz on microscopic parts
3. Kingdom Monera - Introduction
— Illustrate the Prokaryotic cell with all its parts
— Describe the properties of Bacteria
— Explain the process Genetic Recombination and reproduction in Bacteria
— Prepare an ecosystem for microscopic life of pond water
4. Kingdom Monera- continued
— Classify the different types of bacteria
— Describe the different kinds bacteria reproduction
— Identify the limiting conditions that affect bacteria growth
— Observe the microorganisms in pond water. pp 61 -62
5. Kingdom Monera completed
— Describe how bacteria reproduces.
— Master the skill of classifying bacteria
— Explain how to prevent Bacterial Infection.
6. Introduction to Protista
— Describe the subkingdoms and the basic different kinds in each subkindom.
— Discuss Phylum Sacodina - Amoeba
— Explain the Phylum Mastigophora - Flagellates
7. Protista Continued
— Review basic Protista characteristics
— Describe Phylum Sarcodines, Mastigophora Ciliophora and Sporozoa
— Give examples of how symbiosis works in Protista.
— Demonstrate the properties Sporozoa, Maleria and Subphylum Algae
8. Protista continued
— Observe 3 different specimens and be able to identify the kind.
— Define diatoms and dinoflagellates
— Describe the Phylum Chlorophyta - Algae
9. Complete and Review Module 3 Protist
— Describe red algae
— Define diatoms and dinoflagellates
10. Introduction to Kingdom Fungi Module #4
— State the basic characteristics of fungi.
— Explain how fungi reproduce.
— Describe the properties of the Phylum Basidiomycota (Mushrooms)
11. Module 4 Fungi (continued)
— Describe yeast and its characteristics
— Explain the phylum Zygomycota and its properties
— Explain imperfect fungi
12. Complete Module 4 Kingdom Fungi
— Explain the controversial slime molds
— Discuss Symbiosis in Fungi
13. Introduction Module Chemistry of Life
— Explain how the Genesis 1:1-3 are related to the biochemistry of the world.
— Discuss Atomic Theory including how elements are formed.
— Illustrate correctly changes in matter including chemical change.
14. Module 5: The Chemistry of Life
— Describe how Photosynthesis works.
— Illustrate bioorganic compounds including different forms of carbohydrates
— Define organic bases and acids.
15. Complete Module 5 Chemistry of Life
— Relate chemical structures in proteins and enzymes
— Explain the structure of a protein.
16. Module 7: The Cell
— Discuss the basic cellular function.
— Identify the basic parts of the cell.
— Explain the function of each part
17. Complete Module 6:The Cell
— Describe the mechanism of the cell wall
— Demonstrate how cells get their Energy ATP - ADP
18. Complete Module 6 The Cell
19. Module 7 DNA and Cellular Reproduction
— Define basic tearms as Genes, Chromosomes and DNA
— Describe how DNA makes a protein. (Transcription)
— Explain how translation takes place in protein synthesis.
20. Module 7 Cellular Reproduction (continued)
— Illustrate Mitosis with its different phases.
— Differentiate between Diploid and Haploid cell
— Explain the process of Meiosis with each different step
21. Complete Module 7 Cellular Reproduction DNA
— Define a virus and its applications.
— Describe how vaccines work
22. Module 8:Mendelian Genetics
— Explain how Mendelian Genetics
— Define basic genetic terms as allele, genotype and phenotype.
— Solve genetic problems with Punnett Squares
23. Module 8:Mendelian Genetics continue
— Trace Pedigrees using Punett squares
— Solve genetic complicated crosses with punnet squares.
— Solve sex-linked genetic traits
— Using blood alleles from both parents, predict their children's blood type.
24. Mendellian Genetics Completed
— Discuss five types of Genetic Defects.
25. Module 10: Ecology
— Define basic Ecology terms as; Population, Community, Ecosystem and Biome
— Discuss energy transfer with consumer order as primary, secondary and Tertiary .
— Give examples of Mutualism in the animal Kingdom
— Explain the relationship how the physical environment including the water cycle keep a balance.
— Explain the following interactive cycles: Oxygen, Carbon and Nitrogen.
26. Module 6 continued
27. Introduce Module 11 Invertebrates
— Difine and give example of invertebrates
— Dscuss Symmetry
— Explain giving examples of the Phyla Porifera and Cnidaria
— Define and give characteristics of Cnidaria
— Discuss Phylum Annelida including the earthworm
— Discuss the Planarian and flat worms.
— Explain the Phylum Nematoda (round worms)
— Identify and describe the parts of Phylum Mollusea (gastropods)
28. Continued Module 11: Invertebrates
— Define and give characteristics of Cnidaria
— Conduct earthworm dissection and identify the major structures of the earthworm.
— Discuss the functions of the structures of the earthworm.
29. Complete Module 11: Invertebrates
30. Module 12:Arthropoda
— Use the common characteristics of Arthropods to define this Phylum
— Identify the basic parts of a crawfish and state the function of each
— Discuss the properties of the Class Arachnids
— Identify and give examples off Chilopoda and Diplopoda
— Explain the anatomy of insects and its systems that keep it alive.
— Give the examples of the different Orders in the Class Insecta
— Describe the function of the anatomical parts of the crayfish.
31. Module 12:Arthropoda
32. Module 13: Phylum Chordata
— State the basic characteristics of the Phylum Chordata
— Describe the characteristics of sea squirt and lancelet.
— Explain the skeletal, circulatory, nervous and reproduction systems in Phylum Chordata
— Discuss Amphibians specifically the frog before the class dissection.
33. Module 9: Evolution
— Discuss the life of Charles Darwin and the discoveries for science he made.
— Describe Darwin's theory of evolution.
— Differentiate Microevolution and Macroevolution.
— Cite the main arguments Darwinists make for macroevolution.
— Present counter arguments to each icon of evolution.
— Describe the idea of punctuated equilibrium.
— Explain neo-Darwinism and how it is a major change to Darwin's original theory.
— Discuss why Darwinian Evolution can have extremely harmful effects if applied to society.

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