Concepts of Medicine & Biology is a curriculum unit designed for studies in these subject from Biblically-based homeschools or Christian schools.
It includes 2 hardcover student books and a detailed Parent Lesson Planner - offered at 20% SAVING off the retail price ($38.47).
Exploring The World of Biology
by John Hudson Tiner
160 Page paperback
Retail Price: $13.99
DISCOVER THE WORLD OF LIFE AS GOD CREATED IT!
The field of biology focuses on living things, from the smallest microscopic protozoa to the largest mammal. In this book you will read and explore the life of plants, insects, spiders and other arachnids, life in water, reptiles, birds, and mammals, highlighting God's amazing creation.
You will learn about the following and so much more:
How does biological classification give each different type of plant or animal a unique name?
In what ways are seeds spread around the world?
What food does the body use for long-term storage of energy?
How did biologists learn how the stomach digested food?
What plant gave George de Mestral the idea for Velcro?
For most of history, biologists used the visible appearance of plants or animals to classify them. They grouped plants or animals with similar-looking features into families. Starting in the 1990s, biologists have extracted DNA and RNA from cells as a guide to how plants or animals should be grouped. Like visual structures, these reveal the underlying design or creation.
Exploring the History of Medicine
by John Hudson Tiner
160 page paperback
Retail Price: $13.99
Takes a look at medical practices from the ancient past to the present, including biographical sketches of famous persons of medicine. Featuring study questions at the end of each chapter, coupled with dozens of illustrations, this book gives middle-school through junior-high students a strong introduction into the study of medicine. Exploring the History of Medicine is suitable for family study and discussion.
Parent Lesson Planners
Parent Lesson Planners are easy-to-use with suggested daily schedules, as well as three-hole punched perforated pages so worksheets, quizzes, and tests can be easily removed before students begin their coursework.
Retail Price: $10.49 each
Weekly Lesson Schedule
Quizzes and Test
Features: Each suggested weekly schedule has two or three easy-to-manage lessons which combine reading, worksheets, and vocabulary-building opportunities including an expanded glossary for each book. Designed to allow your student to be independent, materials in this resource are divided by section so you can remove quizzes, tests, and answer keys before beginning the coursework. As always, you are encouraged to adjust the schedule and materials needed to in order to best work within your educational program.
Workflow: Students will read the pages in their book and then complete each section of the PLP. They should be encouraged to complete as many of the activities and projects as possible as well. Tests are given at regular intervals with space to record each grade. If used with younger students, they may be given the option of only choosing activities or projects of interest to them and taking open book tests.
Lesson Scheduling: Space is given for assignment dates. There is flexibility in scheduling. For example, the parent may opt for a MW schedule rather than a M, W, F schedule. Each week listed has five days but due to vacations the school work week may not be MF. Adapt the days to your school schedule. As the student completes each assignment, he/she should put an X in the box.
Calculating Credits: This course should take between 60 to 90 hours to complete, depending on any additional hours spent on added research, essay writing assignments, or suggested lab work, if assigned. Elective courses that take 60 hours are commonly assigned ½ credit, while those 120 hours or more are assigned a full credit; core courses require over 150 hours for a credit. Based on whether this is being used as a core or elective course, make your final credits calculation based on the total hours of coursework completed in the year.
Concepts of Medicine & Biology
1 Year Science
A fascinating look at the world of biology combined with a study of the history of medicine for a strong foundation of important discoveries, concepts, and key connections. Learn about plants and insects, microscopic protozoa to mammals, how energy is stored, and how the stomach breaks down food. Explore medical advancements, surgeries, treatments of injuries, diseases, and more!
This is the suggested course sequence that allows one core area of science to be studied per semester. You can change the sequence of the semesters per the needs or interests of your student; materials for each semester are independent of one another to allow flexibility.
Semester 1: Medicine
From surgery to vaccines, man has made great strides in the field of medicine. Quality of life has improved dramatically in the last few decades alone, and the future is bright. But students must not forget that God provided humans with minds and resources to bring about these advances. A biblical perspective of healing and the use of medicine provides the best foundation for treating diseases and injury. In Exploring the History of Medicine, author John Hudson Tiner reveals the spectacular discoveries that started with men and women who used their abilities to better mankind and give glory to God. The fascinating history of medicine comes alive in this book, providing students with a healthy dose of facts, mini-biographies, and vintage illustrations.
Semester 2: Biology
The field of biology focuses on living things, from the smallest microscopic protozoa to the largest mammal. In this book you will read and explore the life of plants, insects, spiders and other arachnids, life in water, reptiles, birds, and mammals, highlighting Gods amazing creation. You will learn about biological classification, how seeds spread around the world, long-term storage of energy, how biologists learned how the stomach digested food, the plant that gave George de Mestral the idea of Velcro, and so much more. For most of history, biologists used the visible appearance of plants or animals to classify them. They grouped plants or animals with similar-looking features into families. Starting in the 1990s, biologists have extracted DNA and RNA from cells as a guide to how plants or animals should be grouped. Like visual structures, these reveal the underlying design of creation. Exploring the World of Biology is a fascinating look at life-from the smallest proteins and spores, to the complex life systems of humans and animals.
Suggested optional science labs are made available with this course. These are available from a variety of companies, and are only suggestions, not requirements, as they are not included in the daily schedule.