Typically counted as 1 credit for high school students.
Any text that uses Lego figures to discuss genetics has earned the moniker "Friendly!" Friendly Biology, with its clear, colorful diagrams and abundant photos, introduces the world of biology to high-school students in a gentle, non-intimidating manner.
Written by a homeschooling husband and wife team, Friendly Biology covers mitosis and meiosis, genetics, taxonomy, ecology, an overview of all human body systems, and much more. With meaningful lessons and spot-on lab activities, Friendly Biology will not merely teach your teen biological terms and processes, but it should also give him awe and respect for both the splendor and complexity of living things. We were especially pleased with their tasteful yet complete discussion of human reproduction.
This program includes 28 lessons (10-25 pages in each lesson). A microscope is not required. This program will contain high-quality images from a high-powered microscope. The lab activities in the set use items that can be found already in your home or can be purchased at your local store. Many of the labs are consumable. Literally, you can eat them!
Friendly Biology is available in both a religious and non-religious version. The difference is removing a few Christian worldview-based comments from the secular edition. Completing Friendly Biology and all the included labs provides your child with a year's high school credit in Biology.
The Friendly Biology set includes the Textbook, Student Workbook, and the Lesson Tests and Answer Key. The Lesson Tests and Answer Key also contains answers for the Student Workbook. If you are teaching more than one student, you will want an extra Workbook for each student. The Textbook and Tests and Answer Key are non-consumable.