Pre-Requisite: Integrated Chemistry and Physics is recommended, but not required.
Self-Paced eLearning Biology Course is now recommended instead of the Download.
Everything on the DIVE Biology Download is in the eLearning course!
Updated content and graphics - better for CLEP & AP Exams
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.
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.
- DIVE Integrated Chemistry & Physics is recommended but not required.
- RECOMMENDED FOR 9th/10th Grade
- MEETS REQUIREMENTS FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT- The eLearning format (above) has more updated content
DIVE downloads contain the exact same content as the corresponding CD-ROM. However, there is no CD to lose or damage. This format makes it easy to save the course to a USB or portable hard drive, store in the Cloud (DropBox, Google Drive, etc) and use on any computer in your household.
High speed internet access is required to download the course. Once the file is downloaded, internet access is not required.
After purchasing a downloadable course, you will receive two emails. The first is an order confirmation. The second email includes download instructions and a link to download your course.
All Mac OS (including Mountain Lion and Maverick)
Windows XP+ (including Windows 8)
Mobile devices that support Flash
IE 7+, Chrome, or Safari Browser
High Speed Internet
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I use the download on more than one computer?
Yes! DIVE CDs are licensed for use by all the children of your household. You can download the course to any computer for use by your children. DIVE courses cannot be sold, loaned, shared, or given away.
2. Does the download work on devices like iPads or Tablets?
Not at this time. This format uses Flash Player which most devices do not support. However, our Self-Paced eLearning course will play on all computers and devices. Learn More: Self-Paced eLearning Biology
Downloading is Easy!
View our step-by-step download instructions here.
Please email [email protected] or call 936-372-9216 if you have any problems.
DIVE Biology is a complete, college preparatory one year curriculum that does all the teaching for you! This course includes video lectures and labs, a printable workbook and lab manual, video solutions to all workbook and lab activities, a Teacher's Guide and weekly assignment chart, and a free email Q&A Email Service with Dr. Shormann.
Each lesson is made of a list of terms to define (or use our free digital flashcards), a reading assignment, a video lecture (students take notes), and a worksheet. Students grade and correct their worksheets using the video solutions found at the end of each lecture. There are typically two to three lessons like this per week as well as a video lab.
Video labs can be completed hands-on using our lab kit, but they were designed so you don't have to. The video labs are very zoomed in and the student takes notes, makes calculations, drawing and charts in their lab manual while watching the video labs. Dr. Shormann is not given them the answers but at the end of the lab, he gives video solutions to the lab questions which the students uses to grade and correct their work.
Topics include but are not limited to Science and Christianity, biochemistry, cells, genetics, creation/evolution, bacteria, protozoans, fungi, plants, animals, ecology and human anatomy.
Taught from A Biblical Foundation
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 His creation.
Your Choice of Textbook
Weekly reading assignments can be completed using our free Internet Textbook, which is a chart with links to specific websites to complete required reading. If you prefer a traditional textbook, we recommend either Bob Jones, Apologia, or Abeka. We have a reading syllabus for these books, as well as many others, that tell you exactly what to read each week. View a complete list of supported textooks on the last page of the Teacher Guide
Advanced or Standard High School Course
Based on the CLEP and AP standards, DIVE Biology is an advanced course that contains all the labs required for an AP Biology course. Although it was designed to be an advanced course, it can be used as a standard high school course by allowing students to take the quarterly exams as "open note" exams.
Earn up to 8 College Credits by Exam
The eLearning Biology is recommended for CLEP & AP students. Upon completion of DIVE Biology, we recommend completing our CLEP Professor for CLEP and AP Biology. This three week course specifically prepares students for the CLEP and AP Biology exam. For those planning to take an AP or CLEP exam, it is recommended that you use either the DIVE Internet Textbook, Bob Jones or Apologia to ensure adequate reading material. If using Apologia for an advanced course, we recommend you use both the Apologia Biology and the Human Body text. The Apologia Biology text is missing about 8 weeks of required reading material that is found in the Human Body textbook. Therefore, both books are required to complete required reading assignments. Alternatively, on the weeks that Apologia Biology does not have the required reading, you can complete the online reading assignment. Simply click on the link on the DIVE Reading Syllabus for Apologia Biology.
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Great high school Biology course
Posted by [email protected] on 29th Nov 2018
My daughter has taken algebra 1 with Dr. Shormann and is currently taking algebra 2 with him. So it was a no brained for her to do biology with him this year. He’s a wonderful professor and really teaches at a level she can understand. She loves his class and she is not a science lover at all. I love that it’s based on biblical knowledge and faith. It just makes it such a solid curriculum.
Great with Apologia Science
Posted by Unknown on 20th 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.
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!
We Love DIVE
Posted by Marsena Hatfield on 24th Feb 2015
DIVE has made all the difference in our science classes. I wouldn't want to do it any other way!