Eastside Academic Studies


Biology 1 (Katz)

Teacher: Maren Katz
Date/Time: Tuesday - 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Room: Parlor
Department: Science
DOE Number: 26.012
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)
Maximum Enrollment: 10

This college-prep biology course is designed to be the student's first high school science course, and provides students with a thorough understanding of the relevance of scientific inquiry. Textbook readings are backed by hands-on experiments that take students' book knowledge and bring it into real-world applications. After completing this course, students will be able to understand the vocabulary of biology and gain a strong understanding of the scientific method that will equip them to analyze data across other disciplines.

Modules cover atoms, chemical structures, ecosystems, biomes, ecological communities, cell structure and function, cellular energy, DNA, proteins, cell cycles, and genetics (including inheritance, disorders, and technology). Students will also learn about prokaryotes, viruses, protists, fungi, and the fascinating worlds of plants and animals, all from a Christian perspective.

In this class we’ll dissect an earthworm, a frog, a fish and a crayfish and we’ll study different cells under the microscope besides other fun experiments.

Parents will administer the tests at home and send them to the teacher to correct, so we can use the class time for experiments and teaching!



Textbook: Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology 3rd edition (please only the 3rd edition!!)

Tests:  Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology 3rd edition tests and solutions (this also contains the answers for the study guide questions!)

Notebook:  Apologia Biology Student Notebook 3rd edition

è All materials are available at christianbook.com or other sources

The teacher will provide dissection kits and other supplies needed, this will be covered by the supply fee.


Tuition: $315/ semester plus a one-time lab fee in August of $110

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