Semester 2 of 2: High school biology paired with an introduction to the relationship between science and the theology of creation.  Campbell Essential Biology (4th Edition), Biology: A Self-Teaching Guide (2nd Edition), and Human Anatomy Coloring Book guide the study of biology while Christopher Baglow's Faith, Science, and Reason (2nd Edition) offers a Catholic perspective on the origin of the


Basic information about the books and materials for this course follows; see your Academic Packet or STAA Study Guide for full ordering details and commentary about each resource.

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STAA Study Guide: Biology IA and IIA

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, . Softcover coil-bound workbook.
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  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
Single-subject booklet that includes the study guides for two semesters of science.

Campbell Essential Biology 4e [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Eric J. Simon, et. al.
  • Publisher/Copyright: Benjamin Cummings/Pearson, 2010. Print.
  • ISBN: 0321652894        978-0321652898
  • Supplier: Retail or
544 pages. Order the FOURTH EDITION used. This is a secular, lower division college text for non-science majors that is highly readable with amazing visuals. However, it is a SECULAR text with some objectionable content about the human person. We pair this book with a text about the Catholic Church and faithful science.

Biology: A Self-Teaching Guide, 2nd Edition

  • Author: Steven D. Garber
  • Publisher/Copyright: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002. Print.
  • ISBN: 0471223301        978-0471223306
  • Supplier: Retail or
384 pages.

Human Anatomy Coloring Book

  • Author: Margaret Matt and Joe Ziemian
  • Publisher/Copyright: Dover Publications, Inc., 1982. Print.
  • ISBN: 0486241386        978-0486241388
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Faith, Science, and Reason: Theology on the Cutting Edge (2nd Edition)

  • Author: Christopher T. Baglow
  • Publisher/Copyright: Midwest Theological Forum, 2019. Print.
  • ISBN: 193923199X        978-1939231994
  • Supplier: Midwest Theological Forum
Non-consumable; hard cover. The FIRST and SECOND Editions are not compatible. Be sure to order by using the ISBN number.

DOWNLOAD: Quarter End Tests

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2017. PDF download.
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  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone
The quarter end tests for this course can be found in the Teaching-Parent Resource Library. Sign in to the Student Zone with your teaching-parent username and password, click on the Teaching-Parent Resource Library, click on the APPENDIX OF FORMS, and look up the name of this course to download/print the PDF document. Do not share the quarter end tests with your students before the scheduled in-class testing period.

Colored Pencils (Prismacolor 24 Color Pencil Set recommended)

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Art and science assignments often call for colored pencils. Students will need at least the colors of the rainbow, black, gray, and white. Any brand or pack of colored pencils will do. Pencil texture, number of colors, and price make the Prismacolor set of pencils our favorite.

Plastic Folder/Report Cover with prongs for 3-hole punched paper

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Available at any office supply store. The Amazon link here is to provide an image of the type of folder to look for. Only one folder is needed for the semester.

STAA Student Zone

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There are online resources such as weekly reading quizzes, special downloads, advisor support through the Q & A forum, occasional slide shows or videos, and more for this course. To activate your student's online access, 1) submit the Course Registration form after your annual planning appointment, 2) register for the live class, or 3) register for the "Independent Study with Online Support Option." After completing one of the registration options, students (and teaching-parents) may use their usernames and passwords to sign into the member site. The STAA Student Zone is available each school year from August 1 to July 15.


Spring Live Class: Biology IIA

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  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
Small-group, advisor-led live online class for students in Grades 10 through 12 that meets every other academic week of the second semester. Advisor grading of assignments is also available for students registered for this live class.


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