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Basic Biology, Part Two

Students will learn to see the wondrous beauty in creation through learning about the divine order of biology and the incredible complexity of the cell. If you would like your non-STEM-centered student to take biology and satisfy the high school biology requirement, then this is the course for you.

Total classes: 12

Prerequisite: Basic Biology, Part One or equivalent

Suggested grade level: 8th to 10th grade

Suggested credit: One full semester Biology


The start of understanding the sciences is Wonder. To be able to look at the natural world and notice with new eyes what is around you. This deepens into a desire to continue on with the sciences. In this course, we will be learning about the beauty of creation through the divine order of biology and the incredible complexity of the cell. There will be some optional labs, which will require only simple tools found at most convenience stores.


Week 1: DNA
Week 2: Cellular Reproduction
Week 3: Genetics, Genotypes, and Phenotypes
Week 4: Genetics, Polygenic complications
Week 5: Evolution
Week 6: Midterm
Week 7: Reptiles and Birds
Week 8: Mammals
Week 9: Ecology
Week 10: Ecology Continued
Week 11: Plants, Animals, and Man
Week 12: Final

Materials and Homework

Course materials: Biology for Life (Seton Press) by Seton Staff, ISBN: 9781607041689 (https://setonbooks.com/science/775-biology-for-life.html)

Homework: Each week students will be required to read a selection from the textbook and take a short quiz. If students are having difficulties, there are supplemental questions in the book that they can use to shore up their knowledge.

Important Dates

Class dates: Fridays, January 12 to April 19, 2024. No class February 16 (mid-semester break),  March 29 (Good Friday) or April 5 (Easter Friday).

Starting times: 10:00 AM Eastern (9:00 Central; 8:00 Mountain; 7:00 Pacific)

Duration per class: 55 minutes 

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