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Self-Paced eLearning Biology Course
 is now recommended instead of the CD-ROM!

 

        • Everything  on the DIVE Biology CD is in the eLearning course!

        • Updated content and graphics

        • A user- friendly interface that does the lesson planning for you!

        • Instant feedback with auto-grading and grade recording

        • Video lectures, video labs, video solutions, Q&A support with Dr. Shormann, Teacher Guide, etc. 

        • Parents can change grades and reset assignments

        • Completed assignments and grade book can be saved or printed. 
        • Learn More  Self-Paced eLearning Biology Course

 

DIVE Biology is a complete one year curriculum that does all the teaching for you! Designed to be used as either an Advanced Placement course or a regular high school course, it is excellent preparation for the AP Biology exam which awards up to 8 hours of college credit. Topics include but are not limited to Science and Christianity, biochemistry, cells, genetics, Creation/evolution, bacteria, protozoans, fungi, plants, animals, ecology and human anatomy. 

DIVE Biology will also encourage students to become naturalists. One of the first tasks God assigned Adam was to name the animals, giving Adam a chance to become familiar with the animals he had been given responsibility for. Today’s science classes typically don’t emphasize the naming of plants and animals, and most students probably could not name 10 bird species that live near them, not to mention plants, mammals and other organisms. DIVE Biology encourages the memorization of plant and animal names through the use of Biology Facts Quizzes. These are computer-based quizzes that give students an opportunity to memorize a list of plants or animals, plus other lists such as the names of human bones.

Students using DIVE Biology will become adept at working with the scientific method, will be familiar with the use of technology in science, and will develop their lab skills above and beyond most of their peers. Most importantly, students will have a better understanding and appreciation for the rich Christian heritage that exists in science, and will better understand the importance of studying His Word and His Works as they seek to become good rulers of Creation.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • RECOMMENDED FOR 10TH GRADE 
  • MEETS REQUIREMENTS FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT- The eLearning format (above) has more updated content
  • ALL MAC OS OR WINDOWS XP COMPUTER AND HIGHER AND SPEAKERS ARE REQUIRED 
 
 
WHAT'S INSIDE? EVERYTHING YOU NEED!
 
A syllabus, or weekly assignment chart, provides lesson plans for the entire year. 
 
VIDEO LECTURES TEACH COMPLEX CONCEPTS STEP BY STEP
Weekly video lectures teach complex concepts step by step on a digital blackboard. During the lecture, students take notes and work interactively, just like a live classroom. Connecting Scripture to science, Dr. Shormann teaches from a 6-Day Creation Worldview. He inspires students to DIVE deeper into science and Scripture by teaching that science is a tool for understanding God and the purpose and pattern evident in Creation. After the lecture, a worksheet is completed which provides an opportunity to apply the new concepts.  
 
VIDEO LABS SPARK STUDENT INTEREST AND FULFILL AP REQUIREMENTS
Taught using the scientific method and real lab equipment, students formulate a hypothesis, perform the experiment, and then use the results to determine whether their hypothesis was correct. With a special emphasis on important techniques used by biologists, including chromatography, colorimetry, and gel electrophoresis, these labs are designed to "WOW!" the student, sparking curiosity and a desire to learn more. During the lab, the students work interactively, taking notes and answering questions in their lab manual. DIVE Biology labs incorporate all the labs required by the College Board’s AP Biology program. Optional lab kits are available.  
 
PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS, LAB MANUAL AND GLOSSARY
Following each lecture a worksheet is completed, which provides an opportunity to apply what the student has learned. Lab activity sheets are completed as students watch the video lab and work interactively, as they take notes, make observations, and work problems along with Dr. Shormann. A glossary is also provided for defining terms.
 
VIDEO SOLUTIONS ENSURE UNDERSTANDING
Dr. Shormann provides video solutions for every question on the worksheets and lab activity sheets. Teaching how and why, each complex concept is taught step by step on the digital blackboard. These solutions ensure that your child understands each concept.
 
QUARTERLY EXAMS PREPARE FOR COLLEGE
Every 8 weeks there is an exam. Quarterly exams promote study habits similar to what a student should expect in college, where exams are given infrequently and cover a large amount of material. On the week of the exam, no other work is assigned. If you would like an AP course, we recommend giving the exams traditionally with a one hour time limit. If you prefer a regular high school course, give the exams open book, open note, or with a "cheat sheet". Of these, we like the "cheat sheet" method because it best teaches students how to prioritize and organize the information, providing an easier transition from weekly to quarterly exams.  
 
Q & A EMAIL SERVICE PROVIDES A LIFELINE
While our program is very comprehensive, occasionally a little extra help is needed. Students and parents can email Dr. Shormann directly anytime they have a question concerning the course. Emails are answered within one business day or less.  
 
GRADE CALCULATOR CALCULATES GRADES IN A SNAP
Simply type the homework and exam grades into the provided spreadsheet. It will automatically weight and calculate the overall grade for the course. Grades can be entered daily, weekly, quarterly, or yearly.  
 
 
FREE INTERNET TEXTBOOK FOR ASSIGNED READING
To prepare for the lecture, a reading assignment is completed. This can be done using our Internet Textbook, a chart with links to internet sites to the weekly reading assignments. These websites were specifically chosen by Dr. Shormann to fulfill the required reading. If you prefer a traditional textbook, we recommend Bob Jones Biology or Apologia's Exploring Creation with Biology along with their Human Body. However, since we have a reading syllabus for just about every publisher, you can choose any textbook you like. SEE READING SYLLABI.
         
      EARN UP TO 8 HOURS OF COLLEGE CREDIT BY EXAM
Upon completion, we recommend completing our CLEP Professor for CLEP and AP Biology, a three week course that specifically prepares students for the CLEP and AP Biology exam, which awards up to 8 college credits. Click on the link above to learn more about this program.  
 
HOW DOES IT WORK?

The course is set up on a 32 week schedule with an average of two video lectures, two worksheets, 20 definitions, and one lab to complete each week. Every 8 weeks there is a quarterly exam. The lecture and lab videos average 30 minutes each, but don't forget to add time for pausing, rewinding, and note-taking. This is what a typical week would look like:

DAY 1: COMPLETE DEFINITIONS & ASSIGNED READING

DAY 2: LECTURE 1, WORKSHEET 1, WATCH VIDEO SOLUTIONS FOR MISSED QUESTIONS

DAY 3: LECTURE 2, WORKSHEET 2, WATCH VIDEO SOLUTIONS FOR MISSED QUESTIONS

DAY 4: WATCH VIDEO LAB (HANDS-ON NOT REQUIRED), LAB WORKSHEET, VIDEO SOLUTIONS 

EVERY 8 WEEKS : QUARTELRY EXAM - NO OTHER ASSIGNMENTS

CLICK ON THE VIDEO TAB ABOVE TO VIEW SAMPLE VIDEO LECTURES, LABS, DIGITAL WORKSHEETS, LAB MANUAL, AND COMPLETE SCOPE AND SEQUENCE. 

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  1. Great with Apologia Science

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd Mar 2016

    My daughter was struggling with Apologia Biology last year, so I decided to purchase DIVE Biology to go along with the Apologia Textbook. She is very happy because she finally understands much better the subject and she is starting to love Science again. We will continue to use DIVE with Science High School for Physics and Chemistry too.

  2. Message of Gratitude

    Posted by Cathy W. on 10th Dec 2015

    Today was one of those spectacular, praise God for home education moments, as I listened in on the above Biology lecture. My daughter loves this course, and I am wholly unequipped to teach high school sciences. I cannot adequately express my gratitude for the truthful expression of Christian truth and ideals presented in this unit. In addition, the acknowledgment and "warning" that students will not encounter these truths in secular science studies and tests, empowers students with these truths. I cannot begin to express how grateful I am for your work, and that we were able to connect with D.I.V.E. Science. Truly, a grace and a blessing to my daughter's academic journey. God bless you!

  3. DIVE Biology is such a blessing!

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Mar 2014

    I absolutely love DIVE Biology. I really like how it teaches him to take notes with the lectures and then has follow up questions which he self corrects! My son also likes it and is feeling challenged. I LOVE how it has very detailed weekly labs and corresponding weekly workbook lab pages at the same time. When he is through DIVE Biology, I will have no problem assigning a credit for Biology with a lab! We are looking forward the DIVE chemistry next year at the honors level. I also appreciate Dr. Shormann's godly encouragement to the kids through the program.

  4. Extremely Pleased

    Posted by Denise on 19th Sep 2013

    The lectures and the labs are outstanding! Having the DIVE cd takes the scariness out of high school science and makes understanding the subject doable. Thanks!

  5. DIVE Biology

    Posted by Unknown on 30th Jun 2012

    This course was fantastic. Dr Shormann does an excellant job of explaining content and the virtual labs were very well done. We really liked the Bob Jones Biology text with this course. This was a very cost effective course as well.

    Dr. Shormann does a great job as well in weaving in biblical truths throughout this course.

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