Biology 7+


Years 7-8

Texts

The Way Life Works: The Science Lover’s Illustrated Guide

“A Class of Their Own” series: Archaea, Protists, Fungi, Bacteria, Plants, Animals

A year of Botany from GuestHollow.com

Ellen J. McHenry

Cells
The Brain

Living Books

Wicked Plants (Stewart)
Wicked Bugs (Stewart)
Life of the Spider (le Fabre)
Life of the Fly (le Fabre)
A World in a Drop of Water


Years 9+

Texts

Science for High School Biology (curriculum+ lab)
Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments + Kits

Exploring the Way Life Works: The Science of Biology
World of the Cell
CK-12 Biology (free online digital textbook)
Life  on Earth (free online digital textbook on iTunes)

More options from Homeschool Diner for Biology

One year Anatomy & Physiology curriculum from Guest Hollow

Living Books

I have selected the first book in each category for the next school year, but I’m listing all the options I considered.

General Biology

The Panda’s Thumb (Gould)
The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
The Nature of Life: Readings in Biology
Life’s Matrix (Ball)
Gulp (Roach)
Stiff (Roach)
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Microbiology

The Microbe Hunters
A Field Guide to Bacteria
Parasite Rex

Genetics / Evolution

Genome (Ridley)
The Cartoon Guide to Genetics
Cats Are Not Peas (and Genetics of Calico Cats – online article)
The Seven Daughters of Eve
The Double Helix (Watson)
Triple Helix
10,000 Year Explosion
Darwin’s Dangerous Idea
Before the Dawn

Botany

Magical Mushrooms, Mischievous Molds
What a Plant Knows

Zoology / Entomology / Classification

Diversity of Life (Wilson) – Environmental Science
In a Patch of Fireweed
The Life of Birds (Attenborough)
The Tree of Life (Lecointre)
Oxygen (Lane)

Online Articles

Cancer to the Rescue


Websites

The Biology Project (free online text)

Biology Mad (online A-level study guide for UK)

National Geographic’s “The Loom”

Science Daily 

Science News

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