Biology Lab - Kolbe Academy

Biology Lab

This course is a supplemental hands-on live lab that will replace some (but not all) of the virtual labs encountered in the core or honors biology program.

Students will perform hands on experiments guided by the teacher and will have the opportunity to ask questions about course topics.  New material will not be presented in this lab. The material reviewed and practiced in the lab will follow the same timeline as the course material. Some assignments completed in lab may replace course work, but lab students will still be expected to complete virtual labs. Biology lab will meet approximately every other week and will run for one and a half hours. Homeschool and self-paced students are welcome to sign up for these labs even if they are not taking the corresponding online course.

This course is a supplemental live lab to review and reinforce concepts already taught during the week in biology and honors biology.  Students will perform hands on experiments guided by the teacher and will have the opportunity to ask questions about course topics. Students taking this lab course will need to be prepared to start their live lab when class begins.  A lab notebook will be kept, and students will write lab reports in their science course on the labs they perform in this course.  New material will not be presented in this lab, however some prep work may be required on the part of the student to be ready for lab. The material reviewed and practiced in the lab will follow the same timeline as the course material. Some assignments completed in lab may replace course work, but lab students will still be expected to complete virtual labs. 

  • Pearson Biology, Student Text (available for purchase in the Kolbe Academy bookstore)
  • Quality Science Labs Biology Kit (available for purchase at Quality Science Labs)
  • AmScope Microscope or equivalent (available for purchase at AmScope)
    • Equivalent microscope should have a minimum magnification of 400x (1000x strongly preferred).  It should also be a “compound” microscope, not “stereo” or other.
  • Bacteria kit from EZBioResearch, perishable media plates for bacterial growth, to be purchased on a date specified by the instructor. (Do not purchase until instructed to – they are only good for a few weeks!)
  • Additional minor household items: TBD

Course Details:

Students should enroll in only one section.

Section Number

WS09BLGPRL-1

WS09BLGPRL-2

Instructor

Mrs. Hoxie

Mrs. Hoxie

Grades (Typical)

9 – 12 (9th, 10th)

Live Class Meets

1x every 2 weeks

1 hr. 20 min. each time

Class Meeting Schedule

Days

Monday

Tuesday

Class Period

3

4

Time

10:30-11:50 AM PT

1:30-2:50 PM ET

12:00-1:20 PM PT

3:00-4:20 PM ET

Tuition

$399

Credits (Type)

0
(This course replaces most of the virtual lab assignments used in the 
Biology or Honors Biology class.)

Prerequisite

Introduction to Physics and Chemistry

highly suggested.

Companion Course

Biology or Honors Biology

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