Welcome to Guest Hollow’s Online High School Biology Curriculum Textbook!
Guest Hollow’s Biology textbook was designed to be used / read online and is formatted for online use. I recommend using the online textbook, but realize that some families would like a paper copy of the book.
This adapted PDF version is being provided as a courtesy and doesn’t provide the best viewing / formatting experience. This printable text may also contain some minor formatting errors. But, hey, it’s free! 😉
You can take the PDF file to your local print shop and have it printed and comb bound or hole punched, to place in a binder.
If you’d like to read the textbook online (which is recommended), click on the links below!
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1
This chapter provides an introduction to scientific investigations, methods, observations, and communication.
- Chapter 2
This chapter covers matter, the significance of carbon, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, amino acids, biochemical, and chemical properties and reactions.
- Chapter 3
This chapter introduces cell structure and function, features of prokaryotic, eukaryotic, plant, and animal cells. General structures and functions of DNA, RNA, protein, cell transport, and homeostasis.
- Chapter 4
This chapter introduces energy, glucose and ATP’s role, stages of photosynthesis, light reactions, the Calvin cycle, cellular respiration, glycolysis, the Krebs cycle, the electron transport chain, anaerobic and aerobic respiration, and fermentation.
- Chapter 5
This chapter covers cell division, the process of producing new cells, and sexual and asexual reproduction.
- Chapter 6
This chapter covers Mendelian genetics, inheritance, probability, dominant, recessive, and sex-linked traits.
- Chapter 7
This chapter covers DNA, RNA, protein synthesis, mutation, and regulation of gene expression.
- Chapter 8
This chapter covers the human genome and genetic diseases/disorders, including autosomal vs. sex-linked inheritance patterns, DNA technology, The Human Genome Project, and gene cloning.
- Chapter 9
This chapter introduces Linnaean classification.
- Chapter 10
This chapter gives you a foundation to understand creationism vs. evolution.
- Chapter 11
This chapter covers ecology and its relationship to energy, ecosystems, and the water, carbon, and nitrogen cycles.
- Chapter 12
This chapter covers communities as part of biotic ecosystems, populations: size, density, dispersion, and growth, biodiversity, natural resources, and climate change.
- Chapter 13
This chapter serves as an introduction to the specifics of prokaryotes and viruses, as well as the interactions between bacteria and other organisms.
- Chapter 14
This chapter serves as an introduction to the Kingdom Protista, the three types of protists: animal-like, plant-like, and fungus-like protists, and the classification and ecology of fungi.
- Chapter 15
This chapter is an introduction to the plant kingdom and covers the four categories of plants: nonvascular plants, vascular plants, seed plants, and flowering plants.
- Chapter 16
This chapter discusses plant tissues, including roots, stems, leaves, and plant growth.
- Chapter 17
This chapter gives an overview of animals, including invertebrates, discussing characteristics and classification.
- Chapter 18
This chapter provides an overview of sponges, cnidarians, flatworms, and roundworms, discussing structure, function, reproduction, and ecology.
- Chapter 19
This chapter is an overview of vertebrates from fishes to birds covering their characteristics and classification.
- Chapter 20
This chapter provides an overview of mammals covering mammalian traits, reproduction, and classification. Animal behavior is also discussed, including learning and communication, as well as migration, aggression, courtship, and mating.