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.

Course Description

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.

Course Expectations

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. 

Course Materials
  • Pearson Biology, Student Text, available for purchase in the Kolbe bookstore
  • Quality Science Labs Biology Lab Kit, this is TBD.  Please check back June 30th for information.
  • AmScope Microscope or equivalentavailable 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:

Section Number

WS09BLGPRL-1

WS09BLGPRL-2

Instructor

Mrs. Goss

Mrs. Goss

Grades (Typical)

9 - 12 (9th, 10th)

Live Class Meets

1x every 2 weeks

1 hr. 20 min. each time

Class Meeting Schedule

Days

Thursday

Thursday

Class Period

2

3

Time

9:00-10:20 AM PT

12:00-1:20 PM ET

10:30 - 11:50 AM PT

1:30 - 2:50 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