Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
I am so thankful that there are online courses for homeschool biology such as Experience Biology: Upper Level from Journey Homeschool Academy. When our three sons completed Biology, they used a normal textbook. However, I knew I wanted something different for our daughter. So I was excited to review this online product with our daughter. For this review, we received the Advanced Mastery Program which includes:
- 35 weeks of lessons
- Student Guidebook that contains outlines for the student to complete
- Research Questions
- Weekly Quizzes
- Quarterly Exams
- Course Guide
- Lab Manual and Videos
- Certificate of Completion
Parents have the option to either print out the materials from PDF files or to order the Student Guidebook and Lab book as spiral-bound books in color. We elected to print the materials ourselves. The Riot and the Dance is an optional textbook families can purchase. We elected to not purchase the textbook.
For several years, I have enjoyed reading posts by Luke and Tricia Gilkerson. It excited me when they introduced their science materials. For this course, Luke does the videos and Tricia does the labs. The videos are of top quality and very engaging. This course is a college-prep course. They give families a full year to complete the materials, even though the course is only 35 weeks. As homeschooling families, things do not always go as we plan, so having that extra time allotted is helpful.
When I was in high school, one part of Biology I despised and had difficulty with was the dissections. The smells just about did me in, so I was glad the videos provide step-by-step instructions on how to complete the dissection, so our daughter will complete those on her own. I also appreciate how a sample lab report is available in the Resource Section of the Parent site, so our daughter could see what a lab report should look like.
This course covers the following topics:
- Introduction to Biology
- The Chemistry of Life
- Cellular Metabolism Part I, II, III
- Life Cycle of a Cell
- Genetics Parts I and II
- Living Organisms
- Kingdom Protista, Fungi, Plantae, Animalia
- The Worms
- Creatures in the Sea
- Phylum Mollusca, Arthropoda, Chordata,
- Human Anatomy
- Introduction to Ecology
Students complete note-taking activities, research questions, labs, quizzes, and exams. The exams come after lesson 9, lesson 17, lesson 26, and lesson 34.
Parents can monitor their student’s progress from the parental dashboard. They require students to have their own unique email address to log in. My one wish for this program is for the parental dashboard to provide everything the student sees and receives. But that is a minor detail for me.
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So if you are looking for a homeschool biology course for elementary school, a homeschool astronomy course, or a high school homeschool biology check out Experience Biology: Upper Level from Journey Homeschool Academy. I am sure you will be glad you did.
Other members of the Home School Review Crew are sharing their thoughts on Experience Biology: Upper Level and Experience Astronomy: Elementary and Experience Biology: Elementary this week. So check out their reviews by click here or on the graphic below.
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