About This Chapter
Who's it for?
This unit of our High School Biology Homeschool course will benefit:
- Students seeking to develop their self-study skills, as well as cement and apply information learned throughout the course
- Homeschool parents looking to engage with their child more closely throughout the learning process
How it works:
- Students can tackle assignments as they work through the course, or they can wait until they have completed the course - whichever they and their parent(s) feel is most appropriate for their learning.
- Students and parents can refer to videos and transcripts within the course to review information relevant to the assignment.
- Rubrics included with assignments provide criteria for success that parents and students can use to improve learning and outcomes.
High School Biology: homeschool assignments and projects unit objectives:
- Explore and analyze the foundations of science
- Identify and describe genetic mutations
- Identify and describe nervous system disorders
- Describe the principles of heredity
- Compare animal adaptations
- Evaluate genetically engineered foods
1. Foundations of Science: Homeschool Assignment
In this assignment, students select a historic experiment and discuss the experiment's use of the scientific method.
2. Genetic Mutations: Homeschool Assignment
Students are asked to explain the impact of a genetic mutation on an organism's phenotype and give examples of both harmful and beneficial mutations.
3. Nervous System Disorders: Homeschool Assignment
This assignment invites students to explore a nervous system disorder and its impact on the nervous system as well as the entire body.
4. Principles of Heredity: Homeschool Assignment
In this assignment, students use Punnett squares to explore outcomes regarding dominant and recessive traits in superheroes.
5. Animal Adaptation: Homeschool Assignment
This assignment gives students the opportunity to research an animal's adapted and evolved traits and their impacts on its likelihood of survival.
6. Genetically Engineered Foods: Homeschool Assignment
This assignment asks students to research genetically modified foods and synthesize their research into a reports discussing their labeling.
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Other chapters within the Biology: High School course
- Basic Terms & Skills in Biological Science
- Analyzing Scientific Data
- Inorganic and Organic Chemistry for High School Biology
- Enzyme Function, Interactions & Regulation
- Cell Biology
- Bacterial Biology Overview
- Intro to Viruses
- Metabolic Biochemistry for High School
- Cell Growth & The Process of Cell Division
- Nucleic Acids: DNA & RNA
- Requirements of Biological Systems
- The Transcription and Translation Process
- Mendelian Genetics & Mechanisms of Heredity
- Types & Effects of Genetic Mutations
- DNA Technology and Genomics
- Basic Molecular Biology Laboratory Techniques
- Geologic Time Scale
- Evolution Overview
- Plant Biology
- Plant Growth and Reproduction
- Introduction to Fungi
- Introduction to Invertebrates
- Introduction to Vertebrates
- Physiology: Circulatory, Respiratory, Digestive, Excretory, Muscuskeletal Systems
- Physiology: Nervous, Immune, Endocrine Systems
- Ecology & Environment
- Animal Reproduction & Development
- Animal Populations and Behaviors
- Homeschool Resources for High School Biology
- Student Resources for High School Biology