About This Chapter
Who's it for?
This unit of our High School Biology Homeschool course will benefit homeschool parents by providing them with:
- new ways to teach the concepts in this course
- strategies to engage students during the learning process
- recommended activities and discussion questions to pair with lessons
How it works:
This helpful collection of homeschool resources offers homeschool parents relevant tools to make planning lessons easy.
- Integrate these resources into your educational routine to vary instruction and engage your child.
- Reference our materials as inspiration for your own lesson plans, activities, and assignments.
1. Artificial Selection: Biology Lab
Natural selection is a major way that evolution works, but what happens when humans get involved? In this lesson, we'll see how humans influence the characteristics of a population through artificial selection.
2. Cell Division - Mitosis and Meiosis: Biology Lab
Organisms use cell division to replicate, grow, and, in the case of a process called meiosis, to make gametes for reproduction. This lab explores the processes of mitosis and meiosis through both physical and mathematical modeling.
3. Cell Membrane Lesson Plan
What is a cell membrane? An engaging video lesson from Study.com explains this and an in class activity provides students with tools for extra practice.
4. Cell Cycle Lesson Plan
Teach your students about the life of a cell using this engaging video-based lesson plan. Define terms and view samples, then apply learning with an activity.
5. Cellular Respiration Lesson Plan
This lesson plan is designed to help you introduce the concept of cellular respiration with a Study.com video and reinforce key concepts through class discussion and an exciting activity. Find quiz questions and related lessons to round out the unit.
6. Biodiversity Lesson Plan
In this lesson, students will explore the topic of biodiversity, including how it is important to ecosystem stability. Students will define some related terms and construct a written response that incorporates all new information presented in the lesson.
7. Mitosis Lesson Plan
Use Study.com's video lesson on mitosis to initiate a hands-on activity demonstrating the phases involved in cell division. By the end of the lesson, students should be able to explain why cells divide and list what occurs during each phase of mitosis.
8. Classification of Living Things Lesson Plan
Use this Study.com lesson plan to teach your students how to classify organisms. Students learn the history of nomenclature and hierarchical classification, then work in groups to classify organisms into kingdoms.
9. Genetics Lesson Plan
Use this Study.com lesson on genetics to introduce students to chromosomes, alleles, genes, phenotypes and genotypes. Students will participate in two hands-on activities to illustrate the complex ideas associated with genetics.
10. DNA Replication Lesson Plan & Activity
What happens during DNA replication? A video lesson provides detailed information and an activity allows students to create a simple model. Related lessons and additional activities will help you take instruction further.
11. DNA Structure Lesson Plan
Just as strands of DNA are the building blocks of life, use this lesson plan to build up your instruction on its basic history and molecular structure. This lesson plan will provide you with a text lesson to jump start your unit as well as a hands-on activity that allows students to build their own blocks of life.
12. DNA Lesson Plan
Use Study.com's text lesson on DNA to introduce grade- or middle-school students to the structure and function of deoxyribonucleic acid. By the end of this hands-on lesson, students should have a basic understanding of the parts that make up DNA.
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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
- Student Resources for High School Biology
- Biology: Homeschool Assignments & Projects