High School Biology Curriculum

High School Biology Curriculum
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The Time4Learning Biology curriculum is one of five science courses offered at the high school level. Students can expect to see various concepts being covered including understanding cells, genetics, viruses, the human body, and more.

Biology is taught using a combination of multimedia lessons, instructional videos, worksheets, quizzes, tests, and both online and offline projects.

Members often use this pages as a resource for more detailed planning, as a guide to help select activities using the activity finder or to compare our curriculum with state standards and homeschooling laws.

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Time4Learning’s Biology course is organized into 14 chapters that introduce and cover:

Chapter 1 – Introduction to Biology

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover the basics of biology. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of scientific processing.

Chapter 2 – Understanding Living Things

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover the understanding of living things. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of what characteristics define life and the needs of living things.

Chapter 3 – Understanding Cells

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover understanding cells. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of classifying life by cellular structure, cell membranes and cell walls, other structures in the cell, energy in the cell, and the cell as a whole.

Chapter 4 – Understanding Genetics

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover the basics of genetics. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of cellular reproduction, introduction to heredity: meiosis, Gregor Mendel and his peas, genetics, DNA, protein synthesis, and genetic engineering.

Chapter 5 – Understanding Evolution

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover the basics of evolution. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of natural selection and the history of life.

Chapter 6 – Understanding Viruses

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover the basics of viruses. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of understanding viruses.

Chapter 7 – Understanding Prokaryotes

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover the basics of prokaryotes. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of bacteria.

Chapter 8 – Understanding Protists

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover the basics of protists. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of classifying protists, plant-like protists, and animal-like protists.

Chapter 9 – Understanding Fungi

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover the basics of fungi. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of introduction to fungi.

Chapter 10 – Understanding Plants

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover the basics of plants. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of classifying plants, seedless vascular plants, gymnosperms and angiosperms, angiosperms, and tropism in plants.

Chapter 11 – Understanding Animals

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover the understanding of animals. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of introduction to animals, invertebrates: diversity discovered, invertebrates: transition to chordates, fishes and amphibians, reptiles, and birds and mammals.

Chapter 12 – The Human Body

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover the human body. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of levels of organization in the human body, maintaining homeostasis in the human body, the respiratory system, the cardiovascular system, the muscular skeletal systems, the integumentary system, the digestive and urinary systems, the nervous system, the endocrine system, and disease and the immune system.

Chapter 13 – The Interdependence of Life

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover the interdependence of life. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of levels of environmental organization, energy in an ecosystem, population interactions, life and the cycles that affect life and ecological succession and biodiversity.

Chapter 14 – Ecosystems and Human Impact

The materials in this chapter introduce and covers ecosystems and human impact. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce and test students on the concept of land ecosystems, water ecosystems, pollution and resource use, loss of biodiversity and conservation.

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