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Biology with Lab (Prentice Hall), Part Two

Continue studying life with this high school biology course, covering human & animal anatomy as well as plant systems.

Total classes: 14

Prerequisite: Biology with Lab, Part One

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: One full semester Science or Biology with Lab


This is a high school biology course that covers human and animal biology as well as plant systems. The course also prepares students for ACT/SAT biology. Students are expected to take notes during class and ask questions. Notes will help with weekly quizzes; quizzes are open book. This Biology course is a general overview of high school Biology presented from a Catholic perspective.


Class 1: Bacteria and Viruses

Class 2: Protista and Fungi

Class 3: Plant Diversity, Responses, and Adaptation

Class 4: Roots, Stems, Leaves, and Reproduction of Seed Plants

Class 5: Invertebrates

Class 6: Fishes, Amphibians, and Reptiles

Class 7: Birds and Mammals

Class 8: Comparing Chordates and Behavior

Class 9: Nervous System 

Class 10: Skeletal, Muscular and Integumentary Systems

Class 11: Circulatory and Respiratory Systems

Class 12: Digestive and Excretory Systems

Class 13: Endocrine and Reproductive Systems

Class 14: Human Biology

Lab sequence: (Note: Labs are alternate weeks; Labs will require purchase of specimens for dissection.)

  1. Bread Mold: We get to grow our own mold colony on a slice of bread!
  2. Crayfish: Identify the external and internal anatomical features of a typical crustacean.
  3. Perch: Observe the external and internal features of the fish and their relationship to one another.
  4. Clam: Locate the external and internal features of the clam and be able to explain their purpose.
  5. Eye: Explore the structure and function of the bovine eye.
  6. Frog: Dissection giving the student an overview of organ systems of complex living things.
  7. Worm: Investigate basic anatomy and simple organ systems.
Materials and Homework

Course Materials: Prentice Hall Biology ISBN-13: 978-0131662551 or ISBN-10: 0131662554 (www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0131662554/catholictreas-20 or bookfinder.com)

Course Materials for Labs:


PLUS the bovine eye: https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/cow-eye-dissection-kit/.

LAB booklet for purchase at: https://amzn.to/3RSzUyD

Homework: Weekly vocabulary, reading, and quizzes. Expect to spend approximately one to two hours on homework each week outside of the classroom. LAB time will vary: 1-1½ hours on alternate weeks.

Important Dates

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Wednesdays, January 10 to May 1, 2024 (No class Feb. 7, Feb. 14, or March 27)

11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central, 9:30 Mountain, 8:30 Pacific)


Thursdays, January 11 to May 2, 2024 (No class Feb. 8, Feb. 15, or March 28)

11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central, 9:30 Mountain, 8:30 Pacific)

Duration per class: 70 minutes

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