Online Biology 1 Homeschool Class


5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


Product Description

** This is a full year course. Both semesters need to be completed to receive credit. **

This course will provide an introduction to biology at both the cellular and population level. At the cellular level, the class will cover biological molecules, basic cell biology and organelles, energy usage, DNA function and mutations. On a population level, ecosystems and their energy flow, population biology, natural selection, and evolution will be discussed. Other topics will include medical applications of biology and methods used to design experiments and collect and analyze data. While evolution will be covered, it is primarily discussed in one unit in the second semester.

Required Materials: Biology by Miller and Levine, Prentice Hall publishing, 3-Ring binder with paper OR spiral notebook for notes and a folder for handouts/tests, may need graph paper to plot data and blank paper for drawing cells.

To learn more about this class you can read this interview with Dr Underwood.


Instructor: Dr Dana Underwood (

For: Grades 9 -12

Hours: 4-5 hours each week

Credit Hours: 1 High School Credit (on completion of both semesters)

Dates: January 15 – May 13 (students may take one week of their choosing in March for Spring break)


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Meryl van der Merwe

2 reviews for Biology

  1. 5 out of 5


    I took the 2015-2016 class, this was before it went online, and I would highly recommend it. It taught me a lot about how cells work, and gave me an idea about just how intricate life, even in the simplest forms, is. Unlike many other classes I’ve taken, the homework was regular; it was graded and returned on time; and, while homework was never the easiest, it was comprehensive, on-topic, the answers could be found either in the text book, your class notes, or by a quick google search.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Dr. Dana is a fantastic teacher with experience in teaching. She makes difficult concepts easy to understand and wants to make sure all her students are doing well in her class. The homework assignments and tests are relevant to the information given in the lectures, so there are no surprises on the tests. I would highly recommend this class, especially if you go on to take biology in college, as it will give you a good foundation in biology to tackle a college level course.

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