DIVE Biology is a complete, college preparatory one year curriculum that does all the teaching for you! This course includes video lectures and labs, a printable workbook and lab manual, video solutions to all workbook and lab activites, a weekly assignment chart, and a free email Q&A Email Service with Dr. Shormann.
Each lesson is made of a list of terms to define (or use our free digital flashcards), a reading assignment, a video lecture (students take notes), and a worksheet. Students grade and correct their worksheets using the video solutions found at the end of each lecture. There are typically two to three lessons like this per week as well as a video lab.
Video labs can be completed hands-on using our lab kit, but they were designed so you don't have to. The video labs are very zoomed in and the student takes notes, makes calculations, drawing and charts in their lab manual while watching the video labs. Dr. Shormann is not given them the answers but at the end of the lab, he gives video solutions to the lab questions which the students uses to grade and correct their work.
Topics include but are not limited to Science and Christianity, biochemistry, cells, genetics, creation/evolution, bacteria, protozoans, fungi, plants, animals, ecology and human anatomy.
Taught from A Biblical Foundation
Students using DIVE Biology will become adept at working with the scientific method, will be familiar with the use of technology in science, and will develop their lab skills above and beyond most of their peers. Most importantly, students will have a better understanding and appreciation for the rich Christian heritage that exists in science, and will better understand the importance of studying His Word and His Works as they seek to become good rulers of His creation.
Your Choice of Textbook
Weekly reading assignments can be completed using our free Internet Textbook, which is a chart with links to specific websites to complete required reading. If you prefer a traditional textbook, we recommend either Bob Jones, Apologia, or Abeka. We have a reading syllabus for these books, as well as many others, that tell you exactly what to read each week. Click here to view a complete list of Reading Syllabi.
Advanced or Standard High School Course
Based on the CLEP and AP standards, DIVE Biology is an advanced course that contains all the labs required for an AP Biology course. Although it was designed to be an advanced course, it can be used as a standard high school course by allowing students to take the quarterly exams as "open note" exams.
Earn up to 8 College Credits by Exam
Upon completion of DIVE Chemistry, we recommend completing our CLEP Professor for CLEP and AP Biology. This three week course specifically prepares students for the CLEP and AP Biology exam. For those planning to take an AP or CLEP exam, it is recommended that you use either the DIVE Internet Textbook, Bob Jones or Apologia to ensure adequate reading material. If using Apologia for an advanced course, we recommend you use both the Apologia Biolohy and the Human Body text. The Apologia Biology text is missing about 8 weeks of required reading material that is found in the Human Body textbook. Therefore, both books are required to complete required reading assignments. Alternatively, on the weeks that Apologia Biology does not have the required reading, you can complete the online reading assignment. Simply click on the link on the DIVE Reading Syllabus for Apologia Biology.
DIVE Biology Products
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