Biology Week 1

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Guest Hollow’s High School Biology Textbook
Guest Hollow's Homeschool Biology TextbookChapter 1 What is Biology?

1.1 Science and the Natural World

Note: When you see reading assignments stretched over more than one day, you can decide how you want to read the sections. You may want to read everything all on one day or spread it out over more days. It’s up to you (unless a parent or teachers tells you otherwise)!

Deciding how to schedule work is a good life skill to have. 😉
1.2 Biology: The Study of Life
WorkbookChapter 1.1 workbook pages

Note: I recommend you *skim the workbook pages ahead of time, so you know what answers to look for as you are reading.

*To skim means to read over quickly without absorbing all the details.
Chapter 1.2 workbook pages
Writing Assignments
Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture (DIY Science)
Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments
Session I-1: Using a MicroscopeLab Session I-2: Mounting Specimens
Guest Hollow LabsUsing a microscope lab and printableIs yeast alive?
Apologetics and Creation Science
The New Answers Book: Over 25 Questions on Creation / Evolution and the BibleThe New Answers Book 1Chapter 1: Is There Really a God?Chapter 2: Why Shouldn’t Christians Accept Millions of Years?Chapter 3: Couldn’t God Have Used Evolution?
Evolution ExposedEvolution ExposedChapter 1: What Is Science?
This week we start reading The New Answers Book 1. I scheduled in 3 chapters a week for a total of 9 weeks. You can read the book online for free or order it from Amazon and other retailers. There is also a free study guide and answer key available online. We will use the study guide for both written answers and oral discussion questions as time permits.
Other Resources
Biology Coloring Workbook, 2nd Edition: An Easier and Better Way to Learn BiologyBiology Coloring WorkbookChapter 1 (p.2) Characteristics of Living Things

*There is some evolution on this page.
Chapter 1
(p. 4) Biological Organization
BrainPOPBrainPOPMicroscopesScientific MethodSymbiosisHomeostasis
Biology 101: Biology According to the Days of CreationBiology 101Introduction
Amoeba Sisters (YouTube)Microscopes and How to Use a Light Microscope
Characteristics of Life
General Lab Safety
Spongebob controls and variables worksheetCharacteristics of Life diagrams (draw) – Please note that this worksheet refers to a different textbook – so ignore that part of the instructions.

8 thoughts on “Biology Week 1

  1. Hello,
    I tried to link to the Sponge Bob extra activity and it doesn’t work…can you check that as my son was excited to do this activity…TYSM,
    Kathleen Burditt

    1. Hi Kathleen, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! I just tried the link, and it’s working for me. Maybe try again with a different browser:
      I’ll try emailing you a copy just in case it’s still not working for you. 🙂

  2. Hello. I tried to look at the Brain bop movies, but from what I see, I need a subscription??

    1. Just like all of the other books and resources called for in the Guest Hollow Biology curriculum, Brainpop is NOT included with the Guest Hollow curriculum. You may want to ask in the Guest Hollow Biology Facebook group if anyone knows about any current deals on BrainPop as there are sometimes BrainPop discounts available, but we do not track those.

  3. The Bio Inspiration Nature as museKQED-Quest video in the textbook talks about evolution. Is this normal throughout this curriculum? I thought the updated textbook did not contain Evolution.

    1. Some of the videos may contain brief mentions of evolution (but the text should not – let us know if you see any that we missed!!). I try to give a notice when videos do mention evolution (but replaced videos that were excessive, etc.). If you think a video has too much evolution in it, please let us know, and we can look for a replacement. Usually, the videos that have evolution in them are included because the other material is worthwhile. That particular video was supposed to start over 3 min into it, in order to skip most of the evolution references in the beginning. I’ve fixed it to do so. 🙂 Thank you so much for bringing it to our attention!

  4. Hi! I can’t seem to get the Answers study guide to load…it just shows up blank. The answers key loads perfectly though!

    1. I just checked it and it loaded great for me! You may want to try a different browser or try refreshing the page. I hope you can get it to work! I so appreciate you posting, though! I’d rather double check something than have a broken link. <3 Please don't be shy if you run into any other issues!

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