Overview of Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition, Textbook
Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition, is designed to be the student’s first high school science course. It is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology.
In this course, your student will:
See the evidence of God’s creation as they learn scientific principles
Conduct experiments in a methodical way that prepares them not just for future classes, but for life
Take personal notes, conduct and record experiments, and be able to interpret results
Develop skills to think through and beyond the textbook materials, and be able to create their own experiments from concept to interpretation of results
Further develop skills in their own learning style and how they best process, record, study, and retain information learned
Be able to hold a logical discussion on God and science based on facts and beliefs
As scientific studies advance farther out into the universe as well as deeper into the microscopic world, scientists continue to ask, “What is life?” Biology is the study of life, and this 3rd edition of Exploring Creation with Biology teaches not only the science of how we begin to answer the bigger questions defining life, but also includes meaningful discussions on Creation and Creator. This updated high school biology course was redesigned to help students see and understand the beauty of life that surrounds us. Full-page infographics were created to help students grasp the concepts discussed in the text and go beyond simple illustrations. As a college-prep high school biology course, it will set the stage for success in homeschooled high school years, prepare students for college level courses, and give them an understanding of the basic biological world that surrounds them each day of their lives so that they can appreciate the real-world relevance of scientific inquiry. Opening with the studies of the process of science, students learn about observations and inferences, hypotheses, experiments, and scientific theories and laws. They are taught to see the limitations of science and learn about the tools used in biological studies. In their studies of life, students will delve into the chemistry of life from atoms to the chemical structures that make life, as we know it, possible. They will explore the ecology that surrounds life as they investigate ecosystems, biomes, populations, and communities. An in-depth study of cell structure and function, cellular energy, DNA, proteins, and cell cycles will help students comprehend heartier materials as they advance to learn about genetics – inheritance, disorders, and technology, as well as the role of genetics in evolution. Students will also learn about prokaryotes, viruses, protists, and fungi. They will delve deep into the fascinating world of plants and animals. And all of their learned knowledge will be backed by hands-on experimentation that takes their book knowledge and applies it to concepts that they can comprehend. At Apologia, we believe that students’ educations should prepare them for life, not just an academic year. This creation-based science course will create the strong foundation students can rely upon as they grow in their awe and wonder of our world. At the completion of this course, students will be able to understand the vocabulary of biology so that they can engage in true scientific discourse. Their strong background in the scientific method regarding experimentation, field studies, microscopy, and dissection will also allow them to be well equipped to analyze data that they will encounter throughout their lifetimes. Recommend Grade: 9th grade NOTE:This course can be done in 8th grade if a student is in an advanced science tract. It can also be started in 10th grade if a student isn’t college bound for the sciences.
Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition, covers everything students need to prepare for a college-level biology course. The materials are updated with deeper explanations of certain concepts, and new graphics help students understand the life sciences.
In the 3rd Edition, your student will find:
Updated content to present the most current science
A reorganized structure of the information, which helps students logically progress through their biological studies
Experiments which have been updated or replaced, and the addition of new experiments
New illustrations and infographics that help students break down and visually digest difficult concepts, in addition to updated images and illustrations
New content, including a new section on photosynthesis and a new section on diseases.
An overhaul of the section on genetics, including more information on DNA
Experiments, Hands-On Activities, and Topics in Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition
In this 3rd Edition, all experiments have been updated or replaced, and new ones added. The experiments come in three types: microscope labs, dissection labs, and household labs. Household labs use only common household equipment. The microscope labs, however, require a microscope and several prepared and blank slides, while the dissection labs require an additional dissection kit with specimens.
We recommend that students do every assignment in the textbook because they are each created to add value to the textual knowledge your student is gaining. As a homeschooling teacher, you have final say over what you expect your student to do or not do.
“Creation connection” and “think about this” call-outs help students see connections to a Designer and give students another way of thinking about a concept that they are studying. Our books are known for their conversational style, and these sections extend the conversation.
Please note, this is the student textbook only. You will need the Solutions and Test Manual to complete this course.
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Recommend Grade: 9th grade NOTE:This course can be done in 8th grade if a student is in an advanced science tract. It can also be started in 10th grade if a student isn’t college bound for the sciences.