Self-Paced Biology - Apologia (2022)

Description

This is the self-paced version of Exploring Creation with Biology,3rd Edition. Your student will complete this self-paced course via the Self-Paced by Apologia portal on the Canvas platform. The one-year access to this course begins at the time of purchase.
Our award-winning 3rd edition high school biology course offers more in-depth discussions and explanations of concepts, a more user-friendly flow of topics, as well as biographical sketches of Christian scientists who have made a difference in the field while giving the glory to God.

This course provides a rigorous foundation in biology in order to prepare your student for college-level studies.

Special Notes:

  • This is the online, self-paced version that is completed via the Self-Paced by Apologia portal on the Canvas platform.
  • The one-year access to this course begins at the time of purchase.
  • You will not receive any physical copies of the textbook, MP3 Audio CD, Video Instruction Thumb Drive, or the Solutions and Tests Manual. These items are incorporated into the Self-Paced portal.
  • The Student Notebook for this course is highly recommended. You may purchase it here.
  • Return Policy: Any Self-Paced purchase is eligible for cancellation/refund if the request is made within 14 days from the date of purchase OR account activity is under 10 hours, whichever comes first. Please emailcustomerservice@apologia.com with your refund request and include the course name, your name and email address, and the student’s name and email address.
  • Before purchase, please be sure you have read the browser and system requirementsfor Canvas, the platform on which Apologia Self-Paced is built. If you are unsure if you meet these requirements, please try the free demo of any Self-Paced course.

What’s Included In Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition, Using Apologia’s Self-Paced Platform?

The self-paced version of Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition,offers one-year access from the date of purchase to the following features:

  • Full online curriculum text ofExploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition, authored by Vickie Dincher. This is the digital version of the textbook. You will NOT receive a physical copy of the textbook.
  • An audio reading of the text that your student can select to enhance online reading. You will NOT receive a physical copy of the MP3 Audio CD.
  • The Video Instruction course material, featuring Sherri Seligson as the instructor, integrated into the daily assignments. This is the same material included in the Video Instruction Thumb Drive for Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition. You will NOT receive a physical copy of the Video Instruction Thumb Drive.
  • Straightforward at-home experiments from the textbook that are also featured in the video instruction.
  • On Your Own and Study Guide materials are the same as those in the print version of the textbook. The Self-Paced portal provides answers to these questions.
  • Unique tests complete with automatic grading
  • Desktop and mobile access

What Others Are Saying About Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition

“This high school book would make a student more than well prepared to ace a general college biology course in many ways.” – College Biology Major and Former Apologia Student

“The updated infographics and photographs are gorgeous and help a student to understand the information.” – Student

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“It’s better than ever!… The content is also thorough and up-to-date, providing a solid foundation for college-bound students.” – Cathy Duffy, Cathyduffyreviews.com | Read Cathy Duffy’s Full Review

“I am SO thankful for this revision of Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition. It is comprehensive, logically reorganized, and contains many useful infographics, while maintaining Apologia’s conversational-style learning from a Christian worldview and student mastery checkpoints.It is the winner of the four biology textbooks I have reviewed for my homeschool classes.” – Biology Teacher, High School Homeschool Co-op and Adjunct Community College

Overview of Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition

The digital version of this textbook is incorporated into the Self-Paced platform. You will not receive a physical copy of the textbook. Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition, is designed to be the student’s first high school science course. It is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology.

In this course, your student will:

  • See the evidence of God’s creation as they learn scientific principles
  • Conduct experiments in a methodical way that prepares them not just for future classes, but for life
  • Take personal notes, conduct and record experiments, and be able to interpret results
  • Develop skills to think through and beyond the textbook materials, and be able to create their own experiments from concept to interpretation of results
  • Further develop skills in their own learning style and how they best process, record, study, and retain information learned
  • Be able to hold a logical discussion on God and science based on facts and beliefs

In the 3rd Edition, your student will find:

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  • Updated content to present the most current science
  • A reorganized structure of the information, which helps students logically progress through their biological studies
  • Experiments which have been updated or replaced, and the addition of new experiments
  • New illustrations and infographics that help students break down and visually digest difficult concepts, in addition to updated images and illustrations
  • New content, including a new section on photosynthesis and a new section on diseases.
  • An overhaul of the section on genetics, including more information on DNA

Experiments, Hands-On Activities, and Topics inExploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition

In this 3rd Edition, all experiments have been updated or replaced, and new ones added. The experiments come in three types: microscope labs, dissection labs, and household labs. Household labs use only common household equipment. The microscope labs, however, require a microscope and several prepared and blank slides, while the dissection labs require an additional dissection kit with specimens.

“Creation Connection” and “Think About This” call-outs help students see connections to a Designer and give students another way of thinking about a concept that they are studying. Our books are known for their conversational style, and these sections extend the conversation.

Topics covered include:

  • The Science of Life
    • The processes of science, including what scientists do, the scientific method, the tools of science and the limitations of science
  • The Chemistry of Life
    • The composition of matter, the properties of water, lipids, proteins, and enzymes
  • Ecology
    • Ecosystems, biomes, populations, and communities
  • Cell Structure and Function
    • Characteristics of all cells
  • Cellular Energy
    • Energy of all cells
  • DNA, Proteins, and the Cell Cycle
    • DNA replication, protein synthesis, and cell cycle & cellular reproduction
  • Genetics
    • Mendelian genetics, inheritance patterns, human genetics, and gene technologies
  • Evolution
    • Charles Darwin, micro and macroevolution, the geological column, and fossil record evidence
  • Prokaryotes and Viruses
    • Classification, Archaea, Bacteria, and Viruses
  • Protists and Fungi
    • Characteristics and classification
  • Plant Diversity and Reproduction
    • Classifying plants and life cycle
  • Plant Structure and Function
    • Plant anatomy and physiology, transporting water and nutrients, plant growth, hormones, and responses
  • Animals – Invertebrates (part 1)
    • Characteristics and diversity
  • Animals – Invertebrates (part 2)
    • Arthropods
  • Animals – Chordates (part 1)
    • Characteristics and diversity
  • Animals – Chordates (part 2)
    • Birds and mammals

Solutions and Tests Manual

A separate purchase of the Solutions and Tests Manual is not needed. The answers to all On Your Own and Study Guide questions have been integrated into the self-paced platform. The tests for the self-paced version of this course have been exclusively designed for this platform with automatic grading. An explanation for each test answer is included so the student can check their work and review once the test has been submitted.

MP3 Audio

The audiobook is incorporated into the self-paced version of Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition. Your student can click on the audio links and listen to the audiobook version right inside the self-paced platform! This is the same content that is found on the MP3 Audio CD.

Video Instruction Material

The video instruction for this course is integrated into the self-paced platform. You will NOT receive a physical copy of the Video Instruction Thumb Drive.

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In the videos that are integrated into the self-paced platform, Sherri Seligson lectures, corresponding to all the titled sections of the textbook, using visual animations and on-location video clips. This helps students absorb the concepts in a richer and more engaging way, and it encompasses all types of learners. The animations help explain more difficult concepts in a three-dimensional, interactive way rather than in a static, two-dimensional text only. And the medium allows students to review material until they really understand it.
Additionally, videos of all the experiments are included, so parents and students can better understand how to set them up at home. Complete explanations of the labs are provided too.

Additional Recommended Purchases When Using Self-Paced by Apologia

Student Notebook

The Student Notebook for Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition, is highly recommended. You will need to purchase this separately. It does NOT automatically ship when you purchase this Apologia Self-Paced course.

Colleges want to see a lab component on your student’s high school transcript. This isn’t optional, and Apologia’s award-winning homeschool high school biology course and the Student Notebook are designed to meet this requirement without stressing your homeschool environment. Plus, note-taking helps increase retention of information, review for tests, and produce a record of their thoughts as they connect the ideas presented in the textbook with their own ideas.

Additionally, a student notebook helps students keep a carefully organized, detailed, and complete lab notebook, recording labs they conducted using proper scientific methodology. Taking good notes can make the difference between mastering a concept and not quite understanding it.
Good notes provide the following advantages:

  • Students stay focused on what they are reading.
  • Students pay closer attention, which will increase their retention.
  • Students have their own version of the text to review for tests.
  • Students learn to connect new information to what they already know.

Apologia Student Notebooks are specifically designed to help students be independent and take responsibility for their science studies as they gain and maintain their personal abilities to create structure and logic through note-taking.

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The notebook contains:

  • A suggested daily schedule
  • Note-taking pages
  • Lab report pages enable students to meticulously document their laboratory work in a manner that prepares them for college laboratory studies.
  • Instruction in creating and interpreting line graphs from data, an essential skill all students need to thrive in science.

About theStudent Notebookauthor:Vicki Dincher holds a master’s degree in biology. Her four children, all homeschooled, have earned or are pursuing graduate degrees in the sciences. Vicki has taught high school science, including Advanced Placement courses, since 1995.

Enjoy a Demo of Self-Paced by Apologia

Try out Apologia Self-Paced for free. Module 1 of Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition, is available to take for a test drive! The demo is openly accessible to you with no time limit and features the first complete module of the course.

Demo Instructions:

Click “Try Demo,” and you will be redirected to canvas.instructure.com. If you do not already have a Canvas account, you will need to create one. You can do this by clicking “Need a Canvas Account” in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Enter a valid email address and a password. Click “Try Demo” again, and you can now login with your created account.

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FAQs

What grade is apologia biology? ›

High School

What grade level is apologia astronomy? ›

Written at a 4th grade level. Hardcover. Save time and money by getting our Astronomy science kit that contains the materials needed to do the activities in this book.

How long is apologia biology? ›

How it Works. Exploring Creation with Biology is designed to cover 34 weeks of learning, or about a full year's worth of biology. There are 16 modules in the textbook, each of which take about 2 weeks to go through at a 1 hour a day, 5 days per week schedule.

Who wrote apologia biology? ›

Vicki Dincher

Is Apologia science considered honors? ›

If the authors/publishers of your curriculum, Apologia Science, say it is a honors course, then you can call it honors. If your child does more than the expected work, beyond high school level, then you might call it honors.

Do you need a microscope for apologia biology? ›

If you are looking for materials for Apologia's Exploring Creation with Biology course, 2nd edition simply order this science lab kit along with our Chick Embryo Study Guide. Important Note: A microscope is required to do the microscope labs in this Apologia biology lab kit.

Is apologia a good curriculum? ›

Apologia is the #1 publisher of creation-based science and Bible curriculum with more than 75 #1 awards from homeschool parents and media. Apologia produces content that is written to the student in an engaging conversational style. The textbooks are academically sound, rigorous, and college-prep.

Is apologia math mastery or spiral? ›

Does the author of Apologia Math take a spiral or mastery approach? The Exploring Creation with Mathematics series utilizes a mastery approach with lots of review. The author, Kathryn Gomes, connects the topics using a built-in review with the skills practice sections.

What grade is science Earth and space abeka? ›

Complete with chapter reviews, interesting pictures, and clear diagrams, your child will finish 8th grade science with a detailed understanding of earth and space science.

Is apologia in the Bible? ›

In the Koine Greek of the New Testament, the Apostle Paul employs the term apologia in his trial speech to Festus and Agrippa when he says "I make my defense" in Acts 26:2.

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Overview of Alopecia Areata. Alopecia areata is a disease that happens when the immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair loss. Hair follicles are the structures in skin that form hair.

How many modules are in the apologia biology? ›

There are 16 modules, each taking approximately 2 weeks (1 hour per day/5 days per week.) Exams follow each module and quarterly exams are also available. Labs are required, and the publisher recommends all 3 types be completed: Microscopic, Dissection and Household.

Who wrote Campbell Biology 12th Edition? ›

Campbell Biology, 12th Edition, Lisa Urry | 9781488626241 | Pearson.

Is it better to get an A in regular or B in honors? ›

The answer that most colleges will give you is that it's better to get an A in the Honors/AP class. And most highly-selective schools will expect that you do. But many colleges would rather see a B in an Honors or AP course than a higher grade in a regular college prep course.

Is apologia NCAA approved? ›

To date, the only courses we are aware of that NCAA has not accepted are Rosetta Stone foreign language (unless supplemented with a grammar/sentence structure workbook) and Apologia Physical Science (other Apologia courses are fine, but Physical Science is listed as recommended for 8th grade).

Is honors harder than gifted? ›

Fast Pace. One of the biggest differences between gifted vs. honors is the focus on academics. Honors students are expected to handle a larger homework load, read longer and more complex texts, and complete subject units faster.

Can biology advance without microscope? ›

The microscope is important because biology mainly deals with the study of cells (and their contents), genes, and all organisms. Some organisms are so small that they can only be seen by using magnifications of ×2000−×25000 , which can only be achieved by a microscope.

What magnification is needed to see spores? ›

To study fungal spores, basidia, cystidia, sphaerocysts and other tiny features of fungi you will need a microscope capable of at least x 400 magnification.

What is the difference between Apologia General science 2nd and 3rd edition? ›

The 2nd edition had numerous modules devoted to Anatomy and the human body. The 3rd edition covers a broader variety of sciences like astronomy, meteorology, oceanography, earth study, geology, paleontology, general chemistry, general physics, and environmental science.

What is the hardest curriculum in the world? ›

It is believed that a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or BSN is the toughest course in the world as per the Guinness Book of World Records along with courses like MBBS, BCom, IAS, IPS and Engineering, etc.

What is the most used homeschool curriculum? ›

Memoria Press. Memoria Press is possibly the most popular homeschool curriculum that uses the classical approach. It is a mailable program for all children, especially gifted children.

Do homeschoolers do better academically? ›

A growing body of research indicates that graduates of home-based education excel. Eleven of the 16 peer-reviewed studies on success into adulthood (including college) showed that homeschoolers had better results for political tolerance, college GPA, and college retention than students in conventional schools.

Is spiral curriculum effective? ›

When implemented as intended, EM's spiral is effective: EM students outscore comparable non-EM students on assessments of long-term learning, such as end-of-year standardized tests. Spiraling leads to better long-term mastery of facts, skills, and concepts.

Is abeka mastery or spiral? ›

There are lots of approaches to learning. But Abeka relies on the spiral teaching method because it's a proven, time-tested approach. Spiral review focuses on mastery, not memorization. It forms a bridge to new topics, promoting flexible and critical thinking skills.

Is abeka rigorous? ›

Parents looking for a solid Christian homeschool math program. Finally, Abeka is a Christian math program with a rigorous curriculum that can be an attractive option for those interested in building a faith-based homeschool with a strong emphasis on mathematics.

Is earth science a hard class? ›

Geology is widely regarded as one of the easiest science classes you could take in college. There's even a funny saying for it: “rocks for jocks”.

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4th Grade Science: The Planets - Chapter Summary

Learn more about the planets of the solar system with this professionally designed science study chapter.

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Apologia offers a wide variety of experiments in each unit of their young explorer series. You can pick and choose which ones you want to do. They are geared towards ages K-6th.

What is taught in 9th-grade biology? ›

This course is laboratory-based science class in which students will study the cell, the molecular basis of heredity, biological evolution, interdependence of organisms, matter and energy, and organization in living systems and the behavior of organisms.

What is apologia biology? ›

This course is designed to be the student's first high school science course. Exploring Creation With Biology is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology.

What grade is apologia health and nutrition? ›

Health is about stewardship: managing what you have as well as you can. This 15-module course Basic Set includes both a softcover textbook and a spiral-bound notebook.
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Is Apologia a good curriculum? ›

Apologia is the #1 publisher of creation-based science and Bible curriculum with more than 75 #1 awards from homeschool parents and media. Apologia produces content that is written to the student in an engaging conversational style. The textbooks are academically sound, rigorous, and college-prep.

What is Apologia disease? ›

Overview of Alopecia Areata. Alopecia areata is a disease that happens when the immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair loss. Hair follicles are the structures in skin that form hair.

Is biology class hard in high school? ›

Biology can be tough in high school for many students. It's a class with a huge amount of content. With exams that aren't always the most straightforward or simple. You'll have to prepare well and work hard to do well in biology in high school.

What grade is a 14 year old in USA? ›

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14 - 15Year 109th Grade (Freshman)
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How long should a 9th grader study? ›

How many hours should I study in Class 9? Ans. On average, to prepare well for the exam, students should study for 6 hours per day on a regular basis. Six hours of preparation a day is more than enough for Class 9 CBSE preparation.

What are the 4 parts of apologia? ›

Ware and Linkugel (1973) identified four common strategies seen in apologetic discourse which are denial, bolstering, differentiation, and transcendence.

What is the difference between apologia General science 2nd and 3rd edition? ›

The 2nd edition had numerous modules devoted to Anatomy and the human body. The 3rd edition covers a broader variety of sciences like astronomy, meteorology, oceanography, earth study, geology, paleontology, general chemistry, general physics, and environmental science.

What style of teaching is Masterbooks? ›

Master Books Homeschool an academically sound curriculum that is faith-based. It's a non-denominational, Christian faith-based series that teaches Christian values and that God is the origin of all true knowledge.

Is apologia math spiral or mastery? ›

Does the author of Apologia Math take a spiral or mastery approach? The Exploring Creation with Mathematics series utilizes a mastery approach with lots of review. The author, Kathryn Gomes, connects the topics using a built-in review with the skills practice sections.

What is the scientific order for apologia? ›

What is the best order for the eight books in the Young Explorer Series? For families planning to use our series for grades K-6, a typical plan is to study the books in the following order: Astronomy, Botany, Zoology 1, Zoology 2, Zoology 3, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry and Physics, and Earth Science.

Does Apologia science have tests? ›

Students will take a test after each module. These tests should be considered closed book tests which means that students should be tested on their knowledge without the aid of their textbooks or notebooks. Apologia recommends that student tests be graded by a parent.

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