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Biology (Online Course)

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ALS Sciences are comprehensive courses for grade levels 1–12. Major themes of study include scientific inquiry, the history and nature of science, science in perspective, physical science, life science, earth science, and technology. The Sciences will educate students in a variety of topics within the major themes of study. Lessons are designed to take the student from basic knowledge into critical thinking and learning activities.

  • The Sciences is a collection of semester- and year-long courses
  • All lessons contain a study guide, practice and mastery tests, and a written essay, activity, or experiment
  • Lessons include a variety of essay types such as descriptive, narrative, persuasive, compare and contrast, and letter writing. Additional activities include journals, short reports, summaries, and creating a collage, brochure, or graph. Directions for essays and rubrics for grading are provided for each of the writing assignments. Students will also complete a self-evaluation form to assess their performance
  • Some of the lessons contain images of the human body produced by A.D.A.M. Inc., an award-winning provider of medical images. The high quality and detailed anatomy images add visual reinforcement of lesson content, enhancing the students’ learning experience.
  • Most courses are certified by MetaMetrics® with a Lexile® score
  • The content in these courses is designed to meet and exceed the requirements of the National Science Education Standards (NSES). These requirements are identified in the following standards: Science Inquiry, Physical Science, Earth and Space Science, Life Science, Science and Technology, Science in Personal and Social Perspectives, and the History and Nature of Science
  • The Sciences focus on science facts, concepts, principles, and theories that are important for all students to know, understand, and use
  • Numerous lessons are associated with the process of design and primary understanding regarding science and its various links with technology
  • Lessons examine personal and social perspectives of science and allow students to learn about the history and nature of science, as well as to learn about science itself 



This course, for students who have been introduced to biology topics in middle school, focuses on topics in cell chemistry and biology, genetics, evolution, the biology of living things, and ecology. Students use a combination of online instruction with animations, hands-on laboratory activities, reference book study, and collaborative activities with virtual classmates. This course prepares students to take AP® Biology or any beginning-level college biology course. 39 lessons, 2 semesters.


The Anywhere Learning System is a mastery-based learning system. Students must pass the lesson’s Mastery Test with a score of 70% or higher in order to move onto the next lesson.

  • The student will have up to 3 chances to score 70% or higher
  • ALS automatically grades the lessons and mastery tests and assigns a score in the grade book
  • The parent will be responsible for manually grading any essays and assigning a grade for those essays


ALS contains a comprehensive curriculum that includes the following for each lesson:

  • Study – New concepts are taught and reviews conducted
  • Practice – Students practice what they learned
  • Mastery – Tests the student on the objectives in the lesson
  • Essay – Gives the student a chance to communicate what they learned (essays are not included in all lessons)


Platform: High Speed Internet connection is required (Cable or DSL is recommended....Satellite service is NOT fast enough to support this content).

Compatibility: Windows/Mac compatible. Internet Explorer or Safari browser(s) are required in order to download the Anywhere Learning System software. Tablets, iPads and Chromebooks are not recommended as these devices have limitations for Java and Flash.

Delivery: One year license includes a Student Account and a Parent/Teacher account. This course will be hosted by HomeLearningInstitute.comAccess to this course will be emailed to you at the email address listed on the order directly from Home Learning Institute. Please allow 2-3 business days to receive your login instructions. After your purchase, you will be able to contact Home Learning Institute with questions or support.

Home Learning Institute offers over 150 online courses for grades 1-12 for use at home or school. Home Learning Institute is not a school and does not issue transcripts or report cards. Parents or guardians are solely responsible for keeping records in accordance with their state's homeschooling requirements. 
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