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Homeschool Curriculum Ideas for Marine Biology

Homeschool Curriculum Ideas for Marine Biology
Science classes don't have to be restricted to biology, chemistry, and physics. Does your child have a fascination with the creatures of the sea? Why not let them study Marine Biology in your homeschool? This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Science is definitely important in high school. Let me teach you the 9 other critical courses to study before graduation in...
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Lee Binz
The reviews are very strong on that kit so I would think it is complete. It is always best to ask the publisher if you have any qu... Read More
Thursday, 23 May 2019 19:48
Guest — roxy
I clicked on the dissection kit and only fit and coral came up... Does it actually have tools?
Thursday, 23 May 2019 19:15
Guest — Cynthia Lazo
I home school. My 7 and 9 year old daughters love Marine Biology. I am trying to find a way to do their science curriculum for nex... Read More
Thursday, 07 March 2019 16:28
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The Road to Independent Learning: Homeschool Science

The Road to Independent Learning: Homeschool Science
The Road to Independent Learning: Homeschool Science Independent learning is a process, and being able to work independently on biology usually comes along early in that process. I've seen children successfully learn biology on their own, my own two sons included. I am happy to share how we did it - just remember that every child and family is unique.We used Apologia Biology. I had a list of assignments that told my children what pages to read...
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Guest — Renee
I have been using FREE Donna Young schedules for Apologia science the past three years. http://donnayoung.org/apologia/index.html ... Read More
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 21:41
Guest — Ann
For those out there (like me!) who are not good at schedules, yearly schedules for Apologia Biology can be purchased through Sonli... Read More
Saturday, 02 November 2013 04:19
Guest — Yvonne
Excellent advice, Lee. Spot on!
Thursday, 29 July 2010 11:23
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Apologia Science is Great College Preparation

Apologia Science is Great College Preparation This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte.img class="aligncenter wp-image-14863" alt="Apologia Science" src="https://hhhblogs.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/08/apologia.png" width="553" height="414" Apologia Science is a very rigorous college preparation series. I don't usually recommend specific curriculum because I know it's more about how it fits your child than the textbook or curriculum itself. When it comes to science, though, we had such...
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Guest — Wanda
We used Apologia science throughout our son's highschool homeschool years. After the first year or two he said something much lik... Read More
Monday, 12 January 2015 20:01
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Thank you for sharing your story, Wanda! We love Apologia at our house too! Blessings, Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar... Read More
Monday, 12 January 2015 21:51
Guest — Penny Turpin
I have used several of the Exploring Creation Zoology Books and the Anatomy & Phys books. In high school, we have used Apologi... Read More
Friday, 01 August 2014 11:54
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Stinky, Slimy, Senseless Science

Stinky, Slimy, Senseless Science
A wise homeschooler once said, "If it stinks, it's chemistry. If it's slimy, it's biology. And if it doesn't work, it's physics." For children interested in medical or science careers, it's important to cover the stinky, slimy, and non-working topics of science.  For children considering a general college degree, cover a couple of the "regular" sciences, but then branch out if you want to.  There  are some great science options out there.  May favorite, by far,...
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[...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Lee Binz, Lee Binz. Lee Binz said: #homeschool parents can concentrate on the subjects... Read More
Monday, 13 December 2010 08:07
Guest — Luke Holzmann
"If it stinks, it's chemistry. If it's slimy, it's biology. And if it doesn't work, it's physics." [smile] I like that.... Read More
Monday, 13 December 2010 06:32
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Biology for a Struggling Learner

Biology for a Struggling Learner
Homeschoolers can make accommodations for struggling learners, just like they do in other school situations.  If your child needs extra help learning, then you can provide that help.  The important thing is that they learn!  Mary had a question about how to accommodate her daughter in biology, and still determine credit.Good Morning Lee, Thanks for the information on credits that was helpful. My daughter did biology last year and struggled. She did the first part of...
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Homeschool High School Science - Biology Equipment

Homeschool High School Science - Biology Equipment
It's time to shop for curriculum for next year.  If you are looking for science equipment, I love working with HomeScienceTools.com   I used them for most of my science purchases, and they are WONDERFUL to work with.  They have a nice section on "How to select a microscope" that can really help you decide.If you would like a suggestion for a microscope, this is like the one I got.I found it very helpful to have a...
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Guest — Alisha
I buy almost all our science stuff from HST. Love them! The things we have dissected do not smell like the ones we had to buy for ... Read More
Thursday, 06 October 2011 05:58
Guest — Christy
I second HSTs! Great prices, excellent quality, fast shipping!
Saturday, 21 March 2009 19:03
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The 13 Commandments?

The 13 Commandments?
Christy sent me a question on facebook:"Why do high school students do biology first? Is there a scientific reason? Is it traditional? Does it have to do with testing?~Christy"Hi Christy,They do biology first because it doesn't require much math!!!Some science folk will tell you that physics should go first (because it's the tiniest particles) and that chemistry should go second (bigger particles and combinations) and biology should go LAST (because of the complex organisms.)  But biology...
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Guest — J W
Yup, it helps, thanks!
Saturday, 17 January 2009 17:23
Guest — Lee
Joelle, Colleges WILL accept non-traditional labs (at least most of them.) The also prefer to see at least one TRADITIONAL lab. ... Read More
Friday, 16 January 2009 12:48
Guest — J W
So, will colleges accept non-traditional "Labs?" How about if you dissect something you found somewhere (think roadkill), or do a... Read More
Friday, 16 January 2009 10:11
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Is Your Science Curriculum Working?

Is Your Science Curriculum Working?
If you have decided on science for this year, and it's just not working out, what should you do?It's always hard to decide when to stick with a subject and when to stop and try something else.  Jay Wile of Apologia says that since biology, chemistry, and physics are such different sciences, it's possible for a kid to like one and hate the other two.  Dr. Wile said that it's our job as parents to make...
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Guest — Becky
Hi- I agree...my son has been frustrated with our "group science"..he wants chemistry and is in 6th grade...sooo he is getting a c... Read More
Tuesday, 02 December 2008 05:47
Guest — J W
Note: I don't recommend the following as the SOLE source of science instruction, but it's something to keep in mind. This is onl... Read More
Monday, 01 December 2008 18:51
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"Latest and Greatest" vs. "Tried and True"

I'm going to write a short article about this in my next newsletter, but I can't resist mentioning it here as well.  Here is an example on how to save money on curriculum.Latest and Greatest: Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd Edition Full Course on CD-ROMFor $50 you can buy the latest and greatest version of this popular curriculum.Tried and True: Exploring Creation With Biology - 1st EditionFor only $8, you can buy the original Exploring Creation...
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Guest — Lee
Hi Christy, I think it helps to focus on that phrase you used "award winning curriculum." So many of the things we pass over may ... Read More
Wednesday, 16 July 2008 06:22
Guest — Christy
Yes. I use TOG as our main curriculum. They are in the process of redesigning it, which is great. The redesign is much more user f... Read More
Wednesday, 16 July 2008 06:02
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Science and Worldview

Science and Worldview
Unlike math and computer science, there are world view issues that come into play with science. Try to find a science program that works for your own beliefs. We used Apologia, and LOVED it, and I believe it was fabulous preparation for my sons. One of my boys went into engineering in college and was well prepared by Apologia. My other son was able to pass a CLEP exam in Biology after using Apologia, so I...
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