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  • Courses on this page are listed in alphabetical order by course title. Your academic advisor will prepare a personalized list of course recommendations after evaluating your student's skills assessment. Detailed book ordering information will be provided in the packet prepared by your academic advisor.
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COURSE NO. LSC-260

ANATOMY AND HEALTH

 

The Body Book: Easy-to-Make Hands-on Models That Teach

  • Author: Donald M. Silver, Patricia J. Wynne
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Scholastic Teaching Resources, 2008. Print..
  • ISBN: 0545048737        085-8160504735
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

128 pages. Instructor Books series.

 

Blood and Guts: A Working Guide to Your Own Insides

  • Author: Linda Allison
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 1976. .
  • ISBN: 0316034436        9780316034432
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

127 pages; 14 units.

 


COURSE NO. LSC-757

BIOLOGY I (BY1-A)


OPTIONAL RESOURCE

 

Creator and Creation, 3rd Edition

  • Author: Mary O. Daly
  • Publisher/Copyright: 3rd ed. Garretson, SD: Ye Hedge School, 2006. Print.
  • ISBN: unassigned        
  • Supplier: Catholic Heritage Curricula

(Also available from www.hedgeschool.com); Nihil Obstat; 119 pages; 4 part discussion; annotated bibliography, appendix (includes John Paul II on evolution), index. As of 2014, product is only available as a file download.

 

Faith, Science, and Reason: Theology on the Cutting Edge

  • Author: Christopher T. Baglow
  • Publisher/Copyright: Woodridge, IL: Midwest Theological Forum, 2009. Print.
  • ISBN: 1936045257        978-1936045259
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books

 

Campbell Essential Biology 4e [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Eric J. Simon, et. al.
  • Publisher/Copyright: San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings/Pearson, 2010. Print.
  • ISBN: 0321652894        978-0321652898
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

544 pages. Order the FOURTH EDITION used. This is a secular, lower division college text for non-science majors that is highly readable with amazing visuals. However, it is a SECULAR text with some objectionable content about the human person. We pair this book with a text about the Catholic Church and faithful science.

 

Biology: A Self-Teaching Guide, 2nd Edition

  • Author: Steven D. Garber
  • Publisher/Copyright: Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002. Print.
  • ISBN: 0471223301        978-0471223306
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

384 pages.

 

 

STAA Online, Graded Quizzes

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2014. Online quizzes.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy

This course has online, graded quizzes available to students enrolled in Grades 9-12. The quizzes are available from August 1st through June 30th. Students will be sent quiz access instructions after they submit their Course Registration forms. See the "High School Orientation" booklet for more information about the quizzes. Students that do not have weekly computer access may complete a Dimension 2 assignment in lieu of each assigned quiz.

 

 

STAA Study Guide

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2017. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Lulu.com

Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need two study guides, one for each semester of the academic year. Individual course plan booklets may be purchased for students that are not following the general cycle sequence of the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy high school program. Match the historical cycle, the science cycle, and the track levels to your student's registered courses. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

 


COURSE NO. LSC-197

BIOLOGY I (BY1-B)

 

 

Exploring Creation with Biology (2nd Edition): Textbook, Solutions and Test Book

  • Author: Dr. Jay Wile
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Apologia Educational Ministry, 2005. .
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

textbook isbn 1932012540; 16 modules; 569+ pages; bundle of textbook (isbn 1932012540), solutions and test book

 

 

Creator and Creation, 3rd Edition

  • Author: Mary O. Daly
  • Publisher/Copyright: 3rd ed. Garretson, SD: Ye Hedge School, 2006. Print.
  • ISBN: unassigned        
  • Supplier: Catholic Heritage Curricula

(Also available from www.hedgeschool.com); Nihil Obstat; 119 pages; 4 part discussion; annotated bibliography, appendix (includes John Paul II on evolution), index. As of 2014, product is only available as a file download.

 

Faith, Science, and Reason: Theology on the Cutting Edge

  • Author: Christopher T. Baglow
  • Publisher/Copyright: Woodridge, IL: Midwest Theological Forum, 2009. Print.
  • ISBN: 1936045257        978-1936045259
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books

 

 

STAA Study Guide

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2017. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Lulu.com

Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need two study guides, one for each semester of the academic year. Individual course plan booklets may be purchased for students that are not following the general cycle sequence of the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy high school program. Match the historical cycle, the science cycle, and the track levels to your student's registered courses. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

 


COURSE NO. LSC-759

BIOLOGY II (BY2-A)

 

Faith, Science, and Reason: Theology on the Cutting Edge

  • Author: Christopher T. Baglow
  • Publisher/Copyright: Woodridge, IL: Midwest Theological Forum, 2009. Print.
  • ISBN: 1936045257        978-1936045259
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books

 

Campbell Essential Biology 4e [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Eric J. Simon, et. al.
  • Publisher/Copyright: San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings/Pearson, 2010. Print.
  • ISBN: 0321652894        978-0321652898
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

544 pages. Order the FOURTH EDITION used. This is a secular, lower division college text for non-science majors that is highly readable with amazing visuals. However, it is a SECULAR text with some objectionable content about the human person. We pair this book with a text about the Catholic Church and faithful science.

 

Biology: A Self-Teaching Guide, 2nd Edition

  • Author: Steven D. Garber
  • Publisher/Copyright: Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002. Print.
  • ISBN: 0471223301        978-0471223306
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

384 pages.

 

Human Anatomy Coloring Book

  • Author: Margaret Matt and Joe Ziemian
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1982. Print.
  • ISBN: 0486241386        978-0486241388
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

 

 

STAA Online, Graded Quizzes

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2014. Online quizzes.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy

This course has online, graded quizzes available to students enrolled in Grades 9-12. The quizzes are available from August 1st through June 30th. Students will be sent quiz access instructions after they submit their Course Registration forms. See the "High School Orientation" booklet for more information about the quizzes. Students that do not have weekly computer access may complete a Dimension 2 assignment in lieu of each assigned quiz.

 

 

STAA Study Guide

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2017. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Lulu.com

Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need two study guides, one for each semester of the academic year. Individual course plan booklets may be purchased for students that are not following the general cycle sequence of the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy high school program. Match the historical cycle, the science cycle, and the track levels to your student's registered courses. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

 


COURSE NO. LSC-198

BIOLOGY II (BY2-B)

 

 

Exploring Creation with Biology (2nd Edition): Textbook, Solutions and Test Book

  • Author: Dr. Jay Wile
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Apologia Educational Ministry, 2005. .
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

textbook isbn 1932012540; 16 modules; 569+ pages; bundle of textbook (isbn 1932012540), solutions and test book

 

Faith, Science, and Reason: Theology on the Cutting Edge

  • Author: Christopher T. Baglow
  • Publisher/Copyright: Woodridge, IL: Midwest Theological Forum, 2009. Print.
  • ISBN: 1936045257        978-1936045259
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books

 

Human Anatomy Coloring Book

  • Author: Margaret Matt and Joe Ziemian
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1982. Print.
  • ISBN: 0486241386        978-0486241388
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

 

 

STAA Study Guide

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2017. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Lulu.com

Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need two study guides, one for each semester of the academic year. Individual course plan booklets may be purchased for students that are not following the general cycle sequence of the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy high school program. Match the historical cycle, the science cycle, and the track levels to your student's registered courses. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

 


COURSE NO. LSC-516

BOTANY

 

Exploring Creation with Botany: Textbook

  • Author: Jeannie K. Fulbright
  • ISBN: 1932012494        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Apologia Educational Ministry / 2004

 


COURSE NO. LSC-379

INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY

 

Usborne Book of Science: An Introduction to Biology, Physics and Chemistry

  • Author: J. Chisholm
  • Publisher/Copyright: Tulsa, OK: Usborne Publ. Ltd./EDC Publ, 1993. Print.
  • ISBN: 0746008309        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

144 pages; 3 sections; 25 lessons; glossary; charts, graphs and tables.

 

A+ Projects in Biology: Winning Experiments for Science Fairs and Extra Credit

  • Author: Janice VanCleave
  • ISBN: 0471586285        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

224 pages; Jossey-Bass (July 1993)

 

Biology For Every Kid : 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work

  • Author: Janice VanCleave
  • Publisher/Copyright: Crockett, TX: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1990. Print.
  • ISBN: 0471503819        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

240 pages

 

 

Lyrical Life Science Volume 1 (Set)

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Lyrical Learning; 1998

 

The Body Book: Easy-to-Make Hands-on Models That Teach

  • Author: Donald M. Silver, Patricia J. Wynne
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Scholastic Teaching Resources, 2008. Print..
  • ISBN: 0545048737        085-8160504735
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

128 pages. Instructor Books series.

 


COURSE NO. LSC-117

NATURE STUDIES

 

Kids’ Nature Book: 365 Indoor/Outdoor Activities and Experiences

  • Author: Susan Milord
  • ISBN: 1885593074        9781885593078
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Williamson Publ., Charlotte, VT; 1996, 1989; 157 pgs.; parent/teacher notes; multiple appendices.

 

Draw Write Now! #6: Animals and Habitats on Land, Ponds and Rivers, and Oceans

  • Author: Marie Hablitzel and Kim Stitzer
  • ISBN: 0963930761        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Barker Creek Publ., Inc., Poulsbo, WA; 1999; 64 pgs.; 21 projects; teacher notes; 3 lesson extensions; 3 art lessons re horizon lines and backgrounds.

 

Christian Liberty Nature Reader, Book 1, Second Edition

  • Author: Wendy Kramer
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 1930092512        978-1930092518
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Christian Liberty Press; 2 Revised edition (1996); 163 pages

 


COURSE NO. LSC-054

NATURE STUDY

 

The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook

  • Author: Clare Walker Leslie
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Storey Publishing, LLC, 2010. Print.
  • ISBN: 1603425314        978-1603425315
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books

304 pages

 

 

Art Masterpieces: A Liturgical Collection

  • ISBN: not assigned        
  • Supplier: Catholic Heritage Curricula

Collection includes 10 art prints and a short instructional guide.

 


COURSE NO. LSC-623

ZOOLOGY

 

Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day

  • Author: Jeannie K. Fulbright
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 1932012613        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

240 pages;

 

Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day

  • Author: Jeannie K. Fulbright
  • ISBN: 1932012737        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Apologia Educational Ministry / 2006 / Hardcover

 

 

Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Creatures

  • ISBN:        9781932012859
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 


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