Biology 1

Sevenstar

Course Description:
Embark on a virtual adventure through the study of biology. This journey will take us into oceans, grasslands, deserts, jungles, and other environments where students will explore how wonderfully God created living organisms, and how they interact with their physical surroundings. This Biology course is designed to give the student a fundamental look at the characteristics of living organisms and their environment while pointing to God, the giver and sustainer of life. Students will be introduced to the creation, structure, function, and diversity of living matter as they rejoice in the blessings of God through the gift of life. The course provides scientific inquiry and discovery by incorporating hands on labs and a variety of web based activities that engage the student in their study of the biological life that surrounds us all.

Approved by:
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Recommended Prerequisites:
None

Grade Level:
9th-12th Grade recommended

Course Types Available:

  • 1 Credit – Full course (12 weeks minimum / 12 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 1st semester only (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 2nd semester only (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • Honors track available

Biblical Integration Information:
Science is the orderly study of God’s creation. God’s true nature is partially revealed through the orderly, discoverable, and purposeful scientific laws He established to govern His Creation. Recognizing our limitations and sinful tendencies to worship the creation rather than the Creator, we should use science to encourage and promote life, health, community, and godliness as we seek to take our role in having dominion over the natural world. We can seek to bring glory to God by using scientific reasoning and critical thinking to understand God’s world, man’s role in it, and how to properly relate with our Creator and fellow man. As we pursue scientific truths through the lens of the Word of God, we will be led into a deeper understanding of our Creator and appreciation of His provision and wisdom.

It is our goal to equip our students with a clear understanding of the variety of theories of origins they will encounter as they engage their culture. In order to highlight the variety of perspectives, whenever appropriate we present young-earth Creationism (a literal Genesis account) in contrast to atheistic evolution highlighting the similarities and contrasts. We attempt to present this as a continuum also allowing for varying degrees of Evolutionary Creationism (old-earth Creationism). We encourage the students to explore the evidence to determine their view of origins as they study God’s word along with their parents’ guidance and church teachings.

To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”

Required Purchased Materials:
None