Apprehensive about teaching homeschool biology? Don’t be! Apologia equips the student to learn independently, making teaching easy for the parent!
Does the thought of teaching biology to your homeschooler elicit fear, anxiety, or apprehension? Or, are you simply convinced that teaching biology to your high school student is something that you just cannot or will not do? Before you explain all the reasons why you may think it is impossible, I encourage you to not throw in the towel!
I was convinced that I could not teach biology to my daughter. I figured my husband, the more science-minded of the two of us, would have to take on that responsibility. However, with his work schedule, that was practically impossible.
Teaching homeschool biology was going to become my responsibility and the thought of conducting dissections just seemed so intimidating! Sure, I took Biology in high school (I even went on to take AP Biology), but the idea of leading a dissection still freaked me out a bit!
Apologia Biology to the rescue!
But, Apologia saved the day! Since we were already familiar with Apologia science (at the time we had already used Apologia General Science and Apologia Physical Science), I convinced myself that I could tackle biology! There are two main reasons why I didn’t let my initial fear and apprehension get the best of me!
Apologia produces independent learners!
First, Apologia aims to develop independent learners! As we progressed through the different levels of science, I saw first-hand how Apologia guided and prepared my daughter for upper level science.
Much of this is thanks to the use of the Student Notebook, which it AWESOME! By using the Student Notebook, my daughter learned to how to manage her schedule, take comprehensive notes, write complete lab reports, and so much more!
Secondly, because Apologia equips the student for independent learning, the curriculum is taught directly to the student. The Apologia Biology book is not just a textbook.
Because of this highly thoughtful approach to educating the student, my daughter was able to tackle Biology without much assistance from me!
Since I was still apprehensive about the dissection part, I enrolled her in a class at our co-op that did all of the Apologia Biology labs together.
Apologia Biology Dissection Kits
However, when my oldest twins were ready for Biology two years later, I opted for the corresponding Apologia Biology lab kit! It was great! My boys had everything they needed to perform the dissections, including step-by-step instructions and ALL of the materials and specimen! I was able to stand back and simply snap photos as they used their scissors and scalpel to perform their frog dissection!
More thoughts on Apologia Biology
Apologia is a complete Biology course with an excellent lab component. In fact, this college-prep course has been voted the #1 creation-based high school biology course for 12+ years in a row!
With three of my five children having already taken the course, I cannot recommend Apologia Biology enough! If you’re anything like how I was and you’ve got some apprehension, DON’T! Apologia makes biology fun for the student and easy for the parent!
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This post was originally published on August 27, 2020.