From: $88.00 / month for 8 months

Grades: 8th–12th

Live class: Tuesdays 2:00–3:00 p.m. EST

Course dates: August 27th–May 3rd

Price: $625

Instructor: Dr. Terri Kanner

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Course Description

Course Description: This course is designed to provide a survey of the basic concepts of biology.  Students will be introduced to cells, heredity, DNA structure and function, classification, ecology, and many other topics including the anatomy and physiology of plants and animals. This course will not cover evolution or intelligent design.  Upon parent request resources and instructor support will be provided for study of these topics.

Lab Activities: Students engage in investigations to understand and explain the behavior of living things through scientific reasoning, analysis, written communication and real-world applications. Lab work will include inquiry-based hands-on and virtual labs that will reinforce topics taught during the year.  Lab supply purchase will be minimal (< $50).

Who Should Take This Course: It is highly recommended that all high school students take a biology course.  No application required.






Required Texts

Required Text: Miller, Kenneth R, and Joseph S. Levine. Prentice Hall Biology. Upper Saddle River, N.J: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2008. Print. (Dragonfly edition) ISBN-13: 978-0132013499


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Instructor Bio

Dr. Terri Kanner

Dr. Kanner received a BS in Biology from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University. Following post-graduate work at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., she practiced full-time in Silver Spring Maryland. Dr. Kanner took a sabbatical from dentistry to homeschool her two children. In 2010, Dr. Kanner launched a career in online science education teaching AP Biology through PA Homeschoolers.  In addition to teaching online courses, Dr. Kanner also maintains an active adjunct professor status in the greater Boston area at colleges including Northeastern University, Regis College and Massasoit Community College. Her course offerings include Biology, Biology for Engineers, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Chemistry.  She is particularly passionate about helping students to understand and appreciate how science directly affects their everyday life.


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