Guest Hollow’s High School Biology Curriculum Online Schedule

Guest Hollow's High School Biology Curriculum

Welcome to Guest Hollow’s Biology Curriculum schedule!

This online version of the schedule is provided as a courtesy. Access to this online schedule is not guaranteed due to various potential technical and business (and life!) circumstances. 

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We hope you have a terrific year learning biology!

Sincerely,

The Guest Family
© Guest Hollow, LLC

Happy homeschooling!

Click on each week below to see the online curriculum schedule. You can click directly on the links!

Last update: 3/6/2024. Click here to see the update history.


Want a printable schedule? Purchase one on the Guest Hollow High School Biology Curriculum product page!

Week 11.1 Science and the Natural World
1.2 Biology: The Study of Life
Week 22.1 Matter and Organic Compounds
2.2 Biochemical Reactions
Week 32. 3 Water, acids and bases
Week 43.1 Introduction to cells
3.2 Cell Structures
Week 53.3 Cell Transport and Homeostasis
Week 64.1 Energy for Life
4.2 Photosynthesis: Sugar as Food * You may want to SKIP or SKIM this section if your student is NOT “into” science and likely to not pursue science in the future
Week 74.3 Powering the Cell: Cellular Respiration * You may want to SKIP or SKIM this section if your student is NOT “into” science and likely to not pursue science in the future.
4.4 Anaerobic Respiration
Week 85.1 Cell Division and the Cell Cycle

5.2 Chromosomes and Mitosis
Week 95.3 Reproduction and Meiosis
Week 106.1 Mendel’s Investigations
Week 116.2 Mendelian Inheritance
Week 127.1 DNA and RNA
7.2 Protein Synthesis
Week 137.3 Mutation
7.4 Regulation of Gene Expression
Week 148.1 Human Chromosomes and Genes
8.2 Human Inheritance
Week 158.3 Biotechnology
Week 169.1 Classification
****CATCH UP / EASY WEEK******
Week 1710.1 Exposing the Flaws in Evolution
****CATCH UP / EASY WEEK******
Week 1811.1 The Science of Ecology
11.2 Recycling Matter
11. 3 Biomes
Week 1912. 1 Community Interactions
12. 2 Characteristics of Populations
Week 2013.1 Prokaryotes
13.2 Viruses
Week 2114.1 Introduction to Protists
14.2 Types of Protists
14.3 Introduction to Fungi
Week 2214.4 Ecology of Fungi
14.5 Protists, Fungi, and Human Disease
Week 2315.1 Introduction to the Plant Kingdom
15.2 Four Types of Plants
Week 2416.1 Plant Tissues and Growth
16.2 Plant Organ: Roots, Stems, and Leaves
Week 2516.3 Variation in Plant Life Cycles
16.4 Plant Features and Responses
Week 2617.1 Overview of Animals
17.2 Overview of Invertebrates
Week 2718.1 Sponges, Cnidarians, Flatworms, and Roundworms
18.2 Mollusks and Annelids
Week 2818.3 Arthropods and Insects
18.4 Echinoderms and Invertebrates
Week 2919.1 Overview of Vertebrates
19.2 Fish
19.3 Amphibians
Week 3019.4 Reptiles
19.5 Birds
Week 3120.1 Mammalian Traits
20.2 Reproduction in Mammals
Week 3220.3 Classification of Mammals
20.4 Overview of Animal Behavior

Updates

3/5/2024: Week 21: The slime mold video link was updated.

12/27/2023: Our big yearly link check and update was completed. The following was changed:
The textbook chapters/sections were linked in the printable schedule, so that you can now click on them and go directly to the book online.
Formatting was improved on the online textbook’s table of contents.
The link to the glass microscope slides in the supplies was updated.
The book All in a Drop: How Antony van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World was added as a quick read.
A video about glycolysis was added to section 4.3 of the online textbook to replace one that wasn’t working.
Two videos in the 13.1 Prokaryotes section of the online textbook were replaced with updated videos. A new video about binary fission was added.
As Biology is one of our “oldest” curriculums, we decided to enhance it with lots of new YouTube videos. The added videos are listed below with other changes and updates for the various weeks:
Week 1: The following videos were added to this week:
Yeast Alive! – by Scientific American
TED-Ed: Symbiosis: A surprising tale of species cooperation
Amazing Symbiosis: Ant Army Defends Tree | National Geographic
Top 5 Animal Pairs with the Oddest Symbiotic Relationships
Amoeba Sisters: Homeostasis and Negative/Positive Feedback
SciShow: The Times and Troubles of the Scientific Method
Here’s Why Christians CANNOT Accept Millions of Years
Creationist Stumps Evolutionary Professors with ONE Question!
Week 2: The following videos were added to this week:
Where Did Cain Get His Wife? | Creation Questions
TED-Ed: How do carbohydrates impact your health?
SciShow: 10 Surprising Chemicals Your Body Makes
CRAZY Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions
What Are Endothermic & Exothermic Reactions | Chemistry | FuseSchool
Week 3: The following videos were added to this week:
Doesn’t Carbon-14 Dating Disprove the Bible?
TED-Ed: The strengths and weaknesses of acids and bases
Radiometric Dating Debunked in 3 Minutes
PH Scale in Simple Terms
EXPERIMENT DIY PH indicator from red cabbage
The Science of an Acid Base Reaction
TED-Ed: How the water you flush becomes the water you drink
Did God Literally Create the Universe in 6 Days? | Ken Ham
Week 4: The following videos were added this this week:
Skeptics, Beware: This Video About Noah’s Ark Will Change Your Mind!
The Bible Reveals What REALLY Killed the Dinosaurs
TED-Ed: The immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks
TED-Ed: What are stem cells?
Answers in Genesis: We Challenge All Evolutionists to Watch This Video!
Week 5: The following video was added to this week:
Do We Find Human and Dinosaur Fossils Together?
Week 6: The following videos were added to this week:
TED-Ed: The simple story of photosynthesis and food
Travel Deep Inside a Leaf – Annotated Version | California Academy of Sciences
TED-Ed: These animals are also plants … wait, what?
What Does the Bible Say About the Ice Age?
Week 7: An activity was added: Making lacto fermented cabbage/sauerkraut
The following videos were added to this week:
The Guide to Lacto-Fermentation: How To Ferment Nearly Anything
PICKLING vs FERMENTING – What’s the Difference?
Week 8: The mitosis flipbook link was updated. An optional research/writing assignment was added.
The following videos were added to this week:
Mitosis in an animal cell Under the Microscope
TED-Ed: Why is it so hard to cure cancer?
Mitosis Rap: Mr. W’s Cell Division Song
In Cell Division-Mitosis Song
TED-Ed: Hacking bacteria to fight cancer
TED-Ed: Secrets of the X chromosome
Week 9: The following videos were added to this week:
SciShow: Condor Females Don’t Need a Male to Hatch Chicks
The Asexual Reproduction of the Hydra
The Dividing Starfish
The Weird Way Aphids Reproduce
100 Craziest Animal Births Caught on Camera
Sci-Show: 6 Types of Twins That Are Extremely Rare
Week 10: The following videos were added to this week:
Gene editing: should you be worried?
What identical twins separated at birth teach us about genetics – BBC REEL
Sci-Show: Have an Autoimmune Disease? Blame the Black Death
Answers in Genesis: New Discoveries About Human History Change EVERYTHING | Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson
Sci-Show: We Hadn’t Sequenced the Human Genome…Until Now
Hybridization vs Inbreeding
What makes dogs so friendly? Study finds genetic link to super out-going people
We met the world’s first domesticated foxes
Meet the designer cats with wild blood
How to Breed Plants
TED-Ed: Why are there so many types of apples?
Week 12: The link for chapter 8 in the New Answers book was fixed.
The following videos were added to this week:
TED-Ed: RNAi: Slicing, dicing and serving your cells
What’s wrong with Progressive Creation? – Dr. Terry Mortenson
TED-Ed: What can DNA tests really tell us about our ancestry?
TED-Ed: What happens when your DNA is damaged?
TED-Ed: DNA: The book of you
TED-Ed: The twisting tale of DNA
TED-Ed: How CRISPR lets you edit DNA
TED-Ed: Rosalind Franklin: DNA’s unsung hero
Week 13: The following videos were added to this week:
Answers in Genesis: Here are some tips for thinking through claims that mutations make new information
Answers in Genesis: How Genetic Science CONFIRMS the Bible
Week 14 The following videos were added to this week:
Human Inheritance Song
Uncombable Hair Syndrome and Other Rare Genetic Conditions
Man with rare genetic disorder receives surgery at no charge
BioChemist Argues God Exists… Using Biology, Dr. Sy Garte // CCv1 Session  
Color Blindness: The Most Common Genetic Disorder | SciTech Now
TED-Ed: Why do blood types matter?
TED-ED: How this disease changes the shape of your cells
Week 15: The following videos were added to this week:
8 Types of Biotechnology Explained
What was the Christmas Star?
Answers in Genesis: Most Christians Don’t Know THIS About the Christmas Star
How Dolly the Sheep was cloned
NOVA PBS: The False Promise of Cloning Your Pet
The Business of Dog Cloning in South Korea | DW Story
Gaps in Genesis genealogies? Where? (Creation Magazine LIVE highlight)
Week 17: This video was added: Can We Align Egyptian History and the Bible?
Week 18: The following videos were added to this week:
Sneaky Scavengers | Big Cat Week
Why Scavengers Are Irreplaceable In Their Ecosystem | Hyena &Vulture
Food Chain Song
Meet the Largest Vultures in Africa
The Carnivorous Plant That Feasts on Mice
Meet the Cleanup Crew: Detritivores and Their Role in Nature
11 Types of Biomes and Their Animals (with Maps)
Sci-Show: The Hidden World of Coral Reefs
Week 19: The link to the homicide laws concerning the unborn was changed.
The following videos were added to this week:
Sci-Show: Parasites Are Good, Actually
Sci-Show: Does the Food Chain Stop At Jellyfish?
Answers in Genesis: The EXACT Point a Fetus Becomes Human
Perilous Red Crab Migration | Incredible Animal Journeys | National Geographic
Sci-Show: 6 Seriously Impressive Animal Migrations
Week 20: The World of Germs kit link was updated.
The following videos were added to this week:
The Incredible World of Bacterial Communities
Germs, bacteria, and diseases living on your phone
TED-ED: How the food you eat affects your gut
When Antibiotics Don’t Work (full documentary) | FRONTLINE
Sci-Show: 6 Bacterial with Wild Superpowers
Growing concerns over ‘flesh-eating’ bacteria in Tampa Bay
Sci-Show: The 1918 Pandemic Never Ended
Week 21: The following videos were added to this week:
Giardia in the dog and cat. Dr. Dan
How Do Protozoa Get Around?
Amoeba eats paramecia ( Amoeba’s lunch )
The Amazing Microscopic World
An optional assignment was added.
The Insane Biology of: Slime Mold
How This Blob Solves Mazes | WIRED
You Didn’t Know Mushrooms Could Do All This | National Geographic
Week 22: The following videos were added to this week:
Sci-Show: The Craziest Fungi On Earth Today
A desert fungus that infects humans is spreading
Sci-Show: 10 Incredible Facts About Mushrooms You Won’t Believe
Sci-Show: It’s Basically Impossible To Overcook Mushrooms
Fungi timelapse photography by Planet Earth II’s Steve Axford
Glow-in-the-Dark Mushrooms: Nature’s Night Lights | National Geographic
Sci-Show: Lion’s Mane Mushrooms Actually DO SOMETHING!
Sci-Show: We Can’t Find Most Of The World’s Fungi
‘Zombie’ Parasite Cordyceps Fungus Takes Over Insects Through Mind Control | National Geographic
Sci-Show: What Happens If You Eat Mold?
Week 23: Characteristics of monocot and dicot coloring page was added.
The following videos were added to this week:
THIS Plant Species Will Make You Believe in God
TED-Ed: How plants tell time
TED-Ed: The amazing ways plants defend themselves
TED-Ed: Nature’s fortress: How cacti keep water in and predators out
TED-Ed: Can plants talk to each other?
Sci-Show: 9 Poisonous Plants You Might Own
Week 24: The link to the images of the ranunculus stem was changed. The link to the images of the Syringa (lilac) leaf was changed.
The following videos were added to this week:
384 Days in 8 Minutes – TOP 8 Plant Growing Time-lapses
TED-Ed: Got seeds? Just add bleach, acid and sandpaper
The 5 Strangest Seeds in the World
Sci-Show: Can this Plant /Actually/ See?
Week 25: The following videos were added to this week:
TED-Ed: How bees help plants have sex
TED-Ed: How tall can a tree grow
Sci-Show: The Top 10 Deadliest Plants (They Can Kill You!)
TED-Ed: How Plant Grafting Actually Works and Why It’s So Cool
Sci-Show: How Plants Are Bringing Rivers Back
Week 26: The following videos were added to this week:
Answers in Genesis: You CANNOT Deny God’s Existence Once You See This
Answers in Genesis: Evolutionists Are DEAD Wrong About This New Species
Earthworm Love is Cuddly … and Complicated | Deep Look
See a Sea Turtle Devour a Jellyfish Like Spaghetti | National Geographic
The fantastic anatomy of spiders
This Spider Will CURE Your Arachnophobia – The Bold Jumping Spider
Week 27: The following videos were added to this week:
This Snail Goes Fishing With a Net Made of Slime
Answers in Genesis: Only God Could Design Something THIS Complex
Answers in Genesis: Sorry, Atheists: Evolution CANNOT Explain This Sea Creature
Take Two Leeches and Call Me in the Morning
Harvesting Snail Slime for Beauty Products
Sci-Show: Why The Octopus is So Incredibly Intelligent
Week 28: The following videos were added to this week:
Answers in Genesis: This Fascinating Genetic Discovery DESTROYS Evolution
Beauty Through the Microscope: Bugs Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before | Short Film Showcase
Sci-Show: How Honey Can Fight Deadly Bacteria
Answers in Genesis: This May Be the Most FREAKY Yet Incredible Species God Made
Sci-Show: Why Flies Die When They See Dead Flies
Answers in Genesis: Sorry, Evolutionists: Bees DESTROY Your Entire Worldview
Answers in Genesis: Carl Sagan and Other Evolutionists Were WRONG About This Famous Crab
Week 29: Some printables were added: Make a paper model aquarium or sea creature. Make a paper frog.
Fish Anatomy worksheet (for fish dissection or learning) was added.
The following videos were added to this week:
TED-Ed: Meet the bluefin tuna, the toughest fish in the sea
TED-Ed: The otherworldly creatures in the ocean’s deepest depths
10 minutes of fascinating deep-sea animals
TED-Ed: The fish that walk on land
TED-Ed: The big-beaked, rock-munching fish that protect coral reefs
TED-Ed: How do fish make electricity?
TED-Ed: What happens when you fall into piranha-infested waters?
This Is How a Tadpole Transforms Into A Frog | The Dodo
See a Salamander Grow From a Single Cell in this Incredible Time-lapse
Salamander Limb Regeneration — HHMI BioInteractive Video
Life in Cold Blood is no longer available on Amazon. It can be watched on YouTube. The link was changed.
Week 30: A link to ebird.org was added. Contribute to science and conservation by tracking your bird sightings. An optional field trip idea was added. An optional egg hatching idea was added with a helpful website article explaining what is needed and how to do it.
The following videos were added to this week:
TED-Ed: Watch this if you’re scared of snakes
TED-Ed: How do geckos defy gravity?
TED-Ed: Poison vs. venom: What’s the difference?
TED-Ed: The surprising secrets of hummingbird flight
TED-Ed: Vultures: The acid-puking, plague-busting heroes of the ecosystem
Sci-Show: How Birds Really See the World
Sci-Show: The Bizarre Anatomy of Hummingbirds
Sci-Show: What Do Parrots Think They’re Saying?
TED-Ed: Bird migration, a perilous journey
Life in Cold Blood is no longer available on Amazon. It can be watched on YouTube. The link was changed.
Week 31: The following videos were added to this week:
TED-Ed: How to speak monkey: The language of cotton-top tamarins
TED-Ed: How do animals experience pain?
TED-Ed: How does hibernation work?
Sci-Show: Animal Magnetism: How Animals Navigate
TED-Ed: The three different ways mammals give birth
Giraffe Birth Close Up!
Sci-Show: Some Mammals Can Just… Pause Pregnancy
Sci-Show: Basically Every Mammal Is Good at Swimming… Except Us
Week 32: The following videos were added to this week:
Sci-Show: Where Do Camels Store Their Water
Sci-Show: 6 Animals Living Their Best Lives in Cities | Synurbic Species
Creation Podcast: Seven Magnificent Mammals That Confirm Creation!
Giant Pandas 101 | Nat Geo Wild
Caring for Alaskan Reindeer (Full Episode) | Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Brown Bear Attack | Dangerous Encounters

10/18/2023 – Week 3, day 3, the Experiments with acids and bases wasn’t linked in the printable schedule.

9/12/2023 – In the workbook answers for 2.1 True/False, the answer for #1 should be true.

8/15/2023 – Week 11: The Dihybrid cross guinea pig worksheet link was updated.

8/11/2023 – Week 1: The Is Yeast Alive? experiment link was updated.

6/23/2023 – Week 4: The BBC Secret Universe: The Hidden Life of the Cell video link was updated. Week 5 – The busy factory PDF link was updated.

5/16/2023 – Week 8: The mitosis flipbook link was changed and a 2nd option was added.

3/1/2023 – Week 15 – The New Answers book chapter 18 link was fixed.

1/23/2023 – Weeks 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17 have been updated to reflect how the New Answers Book 2 changed the order of some of its chapters.

1/4/2023 – The 11.2 True or False page of the workbook has been edited to take out several questions that are not discussed in the text.

1/3/2023 – Big Yearly Link Check (a huge thank you to Stephanie S. for checking links!):
A 2nd link was added for Ellen McHenry’s Cells book.
A link to one of the supplies was fixed.
The link to the Grow a Frog kit in the supply list was updated.
A few small edits/corrections were made to the formatting.
Week 19: The link for the Amoeba Sisters video was added.
Week 29: The Grow a Frog link was updated.

10/18/2022 – A few edits were made to the workbook in a variety of places.

9/12/2022 – Wider margins were added to the workbook pages to make room for hole punches. Page numbers were also added.

9/6/2022 – Week 10 – The Genetics video was added for the Biology 101 series of videos.

8/11/2022 – Week 3: One of the lapbook links wasn’t working. It was replaced.

8/1/2022 – Week 21 – Episode 3 of Planet Earth was added in. The formatting of the printable schedule was also fixed (several tables in the later weeks were too long and messed up the page flow).

7/11/2022 – Amoeba Sister videos were added to multiple weeks.

5/5/2022 – The 2nd edition of Cells (by Ellen McHenry) was scheduled in. The following weeks were affected: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12
Week 4: The cell size and scale activity was added to the the schedule.

3/22/2022

Week 27: The schedule prematurely stated that there were no workbook pages for the rest of the year, but there are pages for chapter 18.1. That’s been fixed now. 🙂

2/21/2022

  • Week 29: Instructions to dissect the frog from the Advanced Dissection Kit were added.

2/11/2022: Our big yearly link check was completed for this schedule.

The following schedule changes were made:

  • The links for the study guides and answer keys that accompany the New Answers books have been updated.
  • In week 12 of the Guest Hollow labs, the links for the DNA to Protein, Modeling Transcription, and Modeling Translation online activities have been updated.
  • The week 28 IGHBE lab link for mealworms has been updated.
  • Week 8: The animal mitosis slide link has been updated.
  • Week 11: The BrainPOP Heredity link has been updated. A Recipe for Traits link has been updated in the extras section.
  • Week 12: The K’Nex link was updated.
  • Week 32: The BrainPOP movie about humans was changed to movies about mammals.

A huge thanks to our volunteer link checker, C. S.! We appreciate her so much!

1/18/2022

Week 27: The link for The Genesis of Germs study guide has been updated: https://www.masterbooks.com/amfile/file/download/file/229/

11/11/2021

  • Week 12: The links for the online activities have been updated: DNA to Protein, Modeling Transcription, and Modeling Translation

10/29/2021

Workbook section 4.3 – #12 was changed to false.

8/30/2021

  • Week 1: I added a link under the notes’ section for the free version of the Answers book.

8/24/2021

  • Week 1: The link for the Answers Book study guide was changed and a link to the answer key was added.

8/16/2021

7/20/2021:

  • The animal mitosis slide link in the supply list was changed.

7/6/2021:

  • The video Evolution vs. God was marked as unscheduled (you can watch it whenever you wish). The Gregor Mendel book was missing in the printable schedule book list. It was added.

5/14/2021:

  • The link to the online enzyme catalysis activity is no longer working. It has been removed.

5/11/2021:

  • Week 20: The link for the You Make Me Sick game is no longer working and has been removed.
  • Week 18: The link for the Food Chain game is no longer working and has been removed.
  • Week 12: The link for Protein Synthesis Race is no longer working and has been removed.
  • Week 11: The link for Crazy Plant Shop is no longer working and has been removed.
  • Week 6: The link for the Photosynthesis and Respiration game is no longer working and has been removed.
  • Week 5: The links for the Cell Command Game and Cell Defense Game are no longer working and have been removed.

2/21/2021:

19.3 Amphibians was linked in week 29.

2/10/2021:

A note about BrainPOP was added to the printable schedule:
I’ve scheduled in some BrainPOP videos. Some high schoolers may find BrainPOP too childish. However, the videos are short and quite informational with short quizzes for each one. My kids still thought the BrainPOP videos were fun, even when they were older. You may want to look for a trial before spending the money on a subscription. If you decide BrainPOP is not a fit for your family, feel free to skip it.

12/2020:

All links were checked and broken links were fixed. Schedule formatting was changed. Videos were added in. Textbook links were updated to reflect our updated website. Workbook links were removed (as the workbook is now a single download found here: https://guesthollow.com/store/free-high-school-biology-workbook/)

4 thoughts on “Guest Hollow’s High School Biology Curriculum Online Schedule

  1. I couldn’t find where the video “Evolution vs. God” was scheduled. I looked through the online & printable schedule I purchased & didn’t see it in either one. Can you tell me what week we’re supposed to watch it?

    1. I should have marked that video as unscheduled. You can watch it whenever you wish! I’m updating the schedule to put that note in there! 🙂

  2. Can this curriculum be used for younger grades? I have a 5th grader and a 9th grader that I am searching for science curriculum for. My 5th grader is a little above her grade level, and my 9th grader is autistic and below grade level.

    1. Every student is different, so it’s hard to say what will work for kids I don’t work with on a regular basis in person. 😉 You know your kiddos best. I recommend you look over the book list, the online textbook, and the lab/supply list and see if you think it could be a fit. The curriculum was designed for high school, but like anything else we make, you can adapt it. I just don’t know if it would work in your situation or not. Sorry, I’m not too helpful! Another option may be to look at our anatomy program (Jr. Anatomy). That may be more of a fit. You may also want to post your question on one of our Facebook groups: https://www.facebook.com/guesthollow/groups/
      Maybe other parents in the groups can help share what they’ve done. 🙂

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