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 topics such as 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 an awe and respect for both the splendor and complexity of living things. We were especially pleased with their tasteful and yet complete discussion of human reproduction.
Friendly Biology is available in both a religious and non-religious version, with the difference being the removal of 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 Tests and Solutions Manual. If you are teaching more than one student you will want an extra Workbook for each student. The Textbook and Tests and Solutions Manual are non-consumable.
Table of Contents
Preliminary Lab Supply List
Biology Lab Report Template
Publisher: Friendly Biology
Authors: Joey and Lisa Hajda
Typical High School Credits Earned: 1 credit biology
Made In: USA
Christian Worldview Edition
Publish Date: June 8, 2019
Publish Date: April 24, 2019
I used this Biology curriculum this past year for the first time. I have always used Apologia, but wanted something that might be a better fit for my daughter. This is definitely a "friendly" approach with how material is presented in a way to help students understand difficult concepts. That being said, this first edition had several typos and mistakes in both the text book and work book. I am hopeful that this will be corrected in future additions. I would recommend that if you are going to use this, to see if the publisher has a list of updates so that you can go through and make the corrections. (Teaching Textbooks offered this.) Some of the mistakes were the kind that could confuse a student, and because of these issues I could only give a 3 star review.