Homeschool Biology: Secular Curriculum Live Online 2022-23

Homeschool Biology: Secular Curriculum online class for 2022-23 is a great way to get started learning bio! The Fall 2022 (Sept-Dec) section is open for enrollment, meeting twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:05-1:50 PM PST / 4:05-4:50 PM EST starting on Thurs Sept 15, 2022.

We had our Parent Orientation on September 15, and it’s still fine to join the class for lesson 1 happening on Sept 20 and 22.

Course Overview: Homeschool Biology Secular Curriculum

This homeschool biology online class is a fun introduction to high school level cell biology for the 2022-23 school year.
Topics for the secular curriculum include prokaryotes, eukaryotes, plant cells, animal cells, blood cells, brain cells, skin cells, and other types of cells. We’ll focus on making sound technical drawings of the cells’ parts and functions.  Plus there are games. This homeschool biology class will also introduce nucleic acids, lipids, and proteins.
Cell Bio Part A is the homeschool biology secular curriculum you need to begin high school level life sciences, in a convenient online class format.

Cell drawings and biology vocab crossword puzzles are a fun way to learn high school biology! --Katie, Homeschool Mom with 9th grader in the program.

Course Data: Homeschool Biology (Secular)

Live Classes with Instructor: This online homeschool high school chemistry course is a live, group class that meets regularly on Zoom for the 2022-23 school year with Dr. Scott, the course instructor.

Materials Included:  The online class has 9 printable pdf files including worksheets, answer keys, class notes, and a final exam. Learners typically spend 1.5 to 3 hours per lesson, which includes combined live in-class time and out-of-class time.

Time Commitment: Learners typically spend 2-4 hours per week, which includes combined live in-class time and out-of-class time.

Course duration: There are 8 lessons, and we cover a lesson about every week of live classes, meeting twice per week.

Instructor Support Included: Dr. Scott teaches the live class personally. He is available for questions and evaluates worksheets by email. There are grades and a certificate of completion at the end. 

Who It's For

– High School aged or advanced Middle School aged learners
– Homeschoolers looking for biology with a secular curriculum online
– Learners with artistic skill or looking to develop technical drawing skills
– Anybody who might have an interest in a career in the health sciences

Learning Outcomes

Learners completing Cell Bio Part A will be able to:

1. Understand cells and their parts.
2. Make accurate and attractive drawings of cells and their parts.
3. Understand different types of human cells.
4. Be introduced to the modern science of DNA.
5. Be prepared for future high school and college level biology courses.
6. Learn how to have fun learning about bio, health, and wellness.
7. Be prepared for more advanced bio courses.

Course Topics: 2022-23 Homeschool Biology (Secular)

Lesson 1: Prokaryotic Cell Diagrams

Learn to how to draw prokaryotes, which are older forms of single celled organisms. They lack a nucleus to hold their DNA.

Lesson 2: Eukaryotic Cell Diagrams

Learn to how to draw eukaryotes, which are organisms having nuclei to hold their DNA in the center of their cells. We’ll draw and learn the function of the other organelles including the cell membrane, nuclear membrane, DNA, nucleolus, cytoplasm, mitochondria, ribosomes, lysosomes, peroxisomes, smooth endoplasmic reticulum, rough endoplasmic reticulum, centrioles, pores, vacuoles, and the Golgi apparatus. We will compare how to draw prokaryotic cells with how to draw eukaryotic cells.

Lesson 3: Plant and Animal Cells

We’ll learn to distinguish and draw the differences between plant and animal cells. We will learn about the role of individual cells in multicellular lifeforms. We will discuss chlorophyll and chloroplasts.

Lesson 4: Brain, Skin and Blood Cells

We will discuss various types of human cells including brain cells (dendrites), skin cells (melanocytes), red blood cells (erythrocytes), and white blood cells (leukocytes).

Lesson 5: Nucleic Acids

We will discuss the nucleic acids DNA and RNA. We will discuss the various forms of DNA, including chromosomes and chromatin fiber.

Lesson 6: Lipid Bilayers

We will learn about how lipids organize into bilayers to form membranes such as the cell membrane. We will learn about hydrophobic and hydrophilic interactions.

Lesson 7: Active & Passive Cell Transport
We will discuss diffusion and Fick’s Law. Passive transport occurs down a concentration gradient, where active transport requires the cell’s energy to move chemicals up a concentration gradient.
Lesson 8: Gas Exchange in the Lungs
We will learn how the lungs work in conjunction with the red blood cells and hemoglobin to move oxygen into the cells and carbon dioxide out.

Course Sequence

Cell Bio Part A is the first course in our sequence of homeschool biology online classes with a secular curriculum. Get started learning bio here!
Cell Bio Part A: Cell Biology will be followed by Cell Bio Part B: Cell Division about the replication and division of cells. 

Meet Your Instructor

Hi, I’m Dr. Scott, the course instructor and author of the Cell Bio Part A, a live homeschool biology online class with a secular curriculum.

I’m a former college professor that knows how to make learning science fun and easy. My courses will show you how to learn biology, and I guarantee they’ll prepare you for future science classes. The easy way.