Class Year: 2023-2024 Time: Wed 11:00 am - 02:00 pm; Teacher:Lilli Ann Miller Tuition: $650 / Year or $65 / Month for 10 Months Supply Fee: $90 / Year Due Upon Registration - Non-Refundable After August 1 Location: Northwest (Cypress)
Come explore the fascinating study of LIFE!
Students will embark on a comprehensive survey of God’s creation by exposure to different fields in the biological sciences, from the study of the fundamental unit of life in cell biology to understanding the human body in anatomy and physiology. These provide basic tools to investigate what makes up living things, how they work, and how they relate with one another and the physical world.
Theories of biological origins, current advances in biotechnology, environmental issues, and their social implications are discussed from a biblical perspective. Opposing world views are presented throughout the course so students might see the truth of Scripture in light of scientific study.
In addition to lectures and discussions, class activities include lab experiments, microscopy, and dissections — all designed to enhance comprehension of concepts learned.
There will be opportunities to hone research and oral presentation skills in preparation for collegiate work. Students will write 1) a persuasive outline on creation vs. evolution, and 2) two short scientific papers, one on a biotechnology topic of their choice (fall semester) and a human body disease/disorder (spring semester).
Special projects will include collection and classification of leaves and wildflowers - wonderful ways to experience greater awareness of beauty, order, and design in nature!
Parents will partner with Mrs. Miller to ensure their student’s success. Please check the class website weekly and oversee student’s homework and completion of assigned tasks. For more information on the class, visit: https://sites.google.com/view/prepbiology-lmiller.
Additional Course Information
This course will earn 1 high school honors credit in science.
Though not a prerequisite, it will benefit the student to have taken a general science class, or preferably IPC, prior to registering in this course. Geometry is also the recommended math to accompany biology.
Class meets for three (3) hours once a week.
Textbooks: Bob Jones 5th Edition Biology (ISBN: 160682936X) and Biology Laboratory Manual (ISBN: 1628560231). Purchase student materials only.
Tuition: $650/year or 10 monthly payments of $65
Fees:Laboratory Fee - $90 (one-time fee). The Laboratory Fee and Mrs. Miller’s Class Registration Form must be received before a student’s place will be held in class. The Lab Fee is non-refundable after August 1. Withdrawal fee after 9/30/23 is 3 months’ tuition.