Melissa Lopez
Wednesday 11AM (ET)



Biology Class Overview:

This class is approved by the NCAA.

Biology is the science of life, and this course will focus on the foundations of life as well as living organisms.

Students will discuss the following topics: cells, taxonomy, scientific method, chemistry of biology, genetics, bacteria, viruses, creation vs. evolution, biosphere, photosynthesis, invertebrates, vertebrates, plants, and ecology.

Students will perform labs and learn to write clear and effective lab reports. We will focus on understanding scientific inquiry, the scientific method, and analyzing and drawing conclusions.


  • 8-12

Honors Credit Option

  • An honors credit is available for this class. Please contact the teacher for more information.

Biology Prerequisites:

  • No pre-requisites are needed for this class.

Biology Curriculum

Lab Kits

Biology Course Outline:

  • Introduction to living organisms
  • Chemistry of life
  • Biomolecules
  • Cells and organelles
  • Cell function and transport
  • Metabolism
  • Photosynthesis
  • Cellular respiration
  • DNA and RNA
  • Protein Synthesis
  • Mitosis
  • Meiosis and Asexual Reproduction
  • Genes and Heredity
  • Inheritance Patterns
  • Inheritance Patterns in Human Genetics
  • Creation and Evolution
  • Taxonomy
  • Bacteria
  • Protista
  • Fungi
  • Plant Structure
  • Plant Physiology
  • Kingdom Animalia: Invertebrates
  • Kingdom Animalia: Invertebrates Continued
  • Kingdom Animalia: Vertebrates
  • Human Body Systems: Nervous System
  • Human Body Systems: Immune, Endocrine, and Excretory Systems
  • Human Body Systems: Digestive, Circulatory, and Musculoskeletal Systems
  • Ecology

Melissa Lopez

Melissa Lopez went to college at Baylor University where she studied biology and chemistry. Studying science at a Christian university allowed her to appreciate both God’s work in creation and His relationship with us. After college, Melissa worked in a medical research lab studying cancer targeting; then, God called her to teach. She taught in public schools for 9 years and has been teaching at local homeschool co-op for four years. It has been amazing to watch God create so many unique educational opportunities; online teaching is another way to teach for God and connect with students.

Melissa Lopez has been married to her husband for 14 years, and they currently live just outside of Dallas, Texas. They have three boys that they are currently homeschooling, so life at the Lopez house is never boring or quiet. Melissa Lopez is a member of Lakeshore Church in Rockwall, Texas. This year Melissa Lopez is looking forward to getting to know her students and helping them be as successful as they can be.

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