Science Shepherd Biology is a comprehensive college-prep homeschool biology curriculum for high school, incorporating textbook, optional video lessons, labs, supplementary parent/teacher guide book, and tests. Written by physician and homeschool dad Scott Hardin, MD, Science Shepherd Biology was designed for independent study with an easy-to-learn presentation of advanced concepts.
In the Biology Textbook, scientific concepts are presented in a clear, straightforward manner without distracting sidebars. Key areas discussed include the structure and function of cells, genetics and inheritance, animal classification, human anatomy & physiology and more. Special attention is also given to creation and evolution. The Biology Answer Key & Parent Companion helps homeschool parents support their student's learning without needing a background in science themselves.
The available Biology Video Course (streaming or DVD) offers over 42 hours of comprehensive teaching. In each lesson, Dr. Hardin presents an in-depth section-by-section review of the Biology Textbook, 3rd Edition, with additional supportive material to help students fully understand the subject.
Plus, the Biology Lab Videos walk students through the process and expected results of 19 experiments, so they can be confident they are accurately performing each lab. The Biology Lab Videos are included with the full video course or are available as a separate purchase. They can be used alongside the Biology Textbook and Lab Manual, or as a standalone homeschool lab credit without using the full Biology curriculum.
Recommended for high school grades 9-12, ages 14+.
Grade/age recommendations are flexible and meant only as guidelines. The free course preview and Textbook sample can help you determine if Biology is right for your students (see below).
Watch a sample lesson video below, or access a free preview of the Biology Video Course through our student learning portal. The preview includes 4 complete lessons, a corresponding section of the Biology Textbook, a full lab video, and a full chapter of online review questions.
Biology Lab Kits are available from Rainbow Resource Center at the links below, or you can use the Biology Lab supply list to create your own kit. Lab Kits do not include a Lab Manual, Lab Videos or microscope.
Complete Biology Lab Kit: Includes all of the lab supplies and dissection specimens. Ideal for those who are using our Biology labs for the first time and want to do all of the labs.
Biology Lab Kit: Includes all of the lab supplies EXCEPT for the dissection specimens. Ideal for those who are using our Biology labs for the first time and want to do the microscopy labs, but NOT the dissection labs.
Biology Dissection Specimens: Includes the five dissection specimens used in the lab portion of the Science Shepherd Biology course: freshwater clam, earthworm, grasshopper, perch and a double-injected fetal pig. Ideal for those who have previously used our Biology labs and still have the other supplies but need new dissection specimen.