Biology | 2020-21
Live Instruction | Hands-On Labs
This live online Biology class will provide students with a foundation in fundamental biological concepts and will introduce them to investigative scientific methods.
With the use of online tools and interactive resources, this course will offer a diverse array of print, digital, and live learning options.
There will be a live weekly meeting on Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. Eastern.
Students have the flexibility to work incrementally throughout each week and can participate live or watch a recording of the weekly ZOOM meetings.
Labs and Dissections
To reinforce concepts and kindle an interest in the topics that will be studied, a variety of labs--both hands-on and virtual--will allow students to explore and apply their learning to real-world circumstances. They will maintain a lab notebook throughout the year, which will help them make observations, construct hypotheses, collect and analyze data, and formalize conclusions.
In addition, there will be hands-on dissections with the aid of videos and live instruction.
Dissecting a variety of specimens will allow students to closely examine the magnificent internal designs of different species and will contribute to the identification and understanding of each of the human body’s systems.
A Variety of Core and Supplemental Resources
In addition to using the Holt, Johnson, and Raven Biology textbook, the instructor will provide interactive learning activities.
Topics that will be thoroughly covered include cell biology, genetics, ecology, diversity, plants, invertebrates, vertebrates and human biology.
The text will be supplemented with videos, models, and activities that will instruct, explain, and reinforce scientific phenomena and help students explore and solve scientific problems.
Collaborate and Enjoy!
In their Moodle classroom, students will interact and collaborate with their instructor and peers every week. Blue Tent Biology is designed to be a class where homeschoolers will enjoy sharing, comparing, and learning with class friends.