BIOLOGY II (BY2-B)

Part II of II: The second semester of our study of Exploring Creation with Biology (3rd Edition).  
       For students that are not planning on completing experiments and lab reports, coursework is added from either Faith, Science, and Reason (2nd Edition) or Campbell Essential Biology (4th Edition).  Carefully read the course notes before ordering your books and materials to determine which version of this course your student will be pursuing: With Lab, Without Lab Option

ORDERING INFORMATION

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 IB and IIB

  • 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.

Exploring Creation with Biology (3rd Edition Set): Textbook, Solutions and Test Book

  • Author: Vicki Dincher
  • Publisher/Copyright: Apologia Educational Ministry, . .
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  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource
This package includes the THIRD EDITION of "Exploring Creation with Biology Textbook" (isbn: 978-1946506450) and "Exploring Creation with Biology Solutions and Test Manual" (isbn: 9781946506467).

Colored Pencils (Prismacolor 24 Color Pencil Set recommended)

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  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com
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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  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com
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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  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone
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.

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

DOWNLOAD: Science Lab Reports

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2009. PDF download.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone
Available as a download from the STAA Student Zone. Log in with your username and password to look for it in the APPENDIX OF FORMS.

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

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.

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

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 Amazon.com
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.

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Exploring Creation with Biology MP3 Audio CD (3rd Edition)

  • ISBN:        978-1946506498
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



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