Thursday, March 7, 2019

Biology ~ Anne's Transcript

I am playing a bit of catch up. Anne finished this course months ago. We used lots of different resources to accomplish 144 hours of her Biology course. She did all assignments and participated in all field trips and dissections. She received a 95% for this course. Below is a list of the resources we used.

The textbook that was our spine for this course was Biology by Prentice Hall. We also used Charles Darwin for Kids with 21 Activities.

Field Trips ~
  • Serpentarium Magic ~ We learned about and saw 200 snakes.
  • She did a year-long study of the Biltmore Gardens and Greenhouses. We went 11 times.
  • Our class visited The Global Wildlife Safari in Louisiana.
  • Our class visited The Great Smokey Mountain National Park and saw lots of wildlife.
  • We visited Kiawah Island and saw conches, egrets, deer, Eastern Brown Pelicans, horseshoe crabs, jellyfish and other fish.
  • We visited Charleston Tea Plantation and learned about the genetic building blocks of tea.
  • She visited the Hendersonville Aquarium and saw baby sharks and lots of coral.
  • She visited the local arboretum and learned how biology plays a role in making perfume.
Online Courses ~ 
  • Fascinating Biology ~ She did most of the course.
  • Crash Course Biology ~ Our class used this when we were stuck on a several concepts.
  • TED Talks ~ She watched 21 of them.
Movies and Netflix ~ 
  • Life by the BBC
  • Born in China
  • Bill Nye Saves the World
  • Wild Alaska
  • Inside the Human Body
  • In the Womb
Science Experiments ~ 
  • Using 60 pre-made slides, she did lots of microscope work.
  • She learned to use a stereoscope and used it ten times.
  • Our class made slides of pumpkin parts, bacteria, and onions.
  • She performed a potato shrinking experiment to show the process of osmosis.
  • She made her own agar Petri dishes and collected bacteria to grow in 20 Petri dishes.
  • She participated in dissecting a frog.
  • She took part in our dissection of a sheep's heart.
  • She participated in dissecting a fetal pig.
  • She made DNA strands out of candy.
Biology Papers ~ 
  • Louis Pasteur
  • Food Waste and What to Do About It
  • An Essay on the Esophagus
  • George Mendel: The Father of Genetics
Blessings, Dawn

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