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2nd Edition

Advanced Biology Basic Set


The 2 books in this Basic Set include the softcover student textbook and Solutions and Tests Manual (one test packet is shrink-wrapped with this manual) for Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology: The Human Body, 2nd Edition. This is a college-prep course that provides an advanced study of the human body’s 11 organ systems. The 2nd Edition has updated discussions and photographs, as well as new content. 

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This book very much impressed an RN

I'm an RN and was very impressed with the level of detail and how complete it is. I'd say it's almost on level with a college-level anatomy class. My 10th grader is using this for his science this year and has learned a lot.


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I love Apologia! It actually covers stuff in their high school curricula that isn’t covered until late in College Biology II, Biochemistry, or A&P II. One of the best science curriculums I’ve ever had!


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Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology: The Human Body, 2nd Edition, is a college-prep course that provides an advanced study of the human body’s 11 organ systems. This 2nd Edition has updated discussions and photographs, as well as new content.  If a student completes the entire course, including documenting in a lab notebook all of the labs, experiments, and dissections, it can be counted as an honors course. 
Please note that our Advanced Biology textbook has been reprinted in a softcover version. You can read our complete formal statement about this transition on our FAQ Knowledge Base here.

What’s Included In Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology, 2nd Edition, Basic Set?

Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology: The Human Body, 2nd Edition, Basic Set includes the student softcover textbook and the Solutions and Tests Manual.

Special Notes:

  • Prerequisites: Biology & Chemistry
  • Recommended Grade: 12
  • To receive a full refund, all items within this set must be returned unopened. If only some of the products are returned the refund amount will be adjusted accordingly and the discount will be forfeited.
  • Once the Solutions and Tests Manual is opened, it is not eligible for a return.
  • As there are many good options for a student to choose from, we have decided to let the student and/or instructor pick the anatomy coloring book that best fits their needs. Many anatomy coloring books cover the same basic human body functions and the process of coloring anatomical images helps students make connections to the text they are reading. Therefore, we recommend that where the 2nd edition textbook gives specific page numbers for the Kaplan coloring book, the student use this information to locate similar pages in his or her coloring book. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you understand.

Overview of Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology: The Human Body, 2nd Edition, Softcover Textbook

This homeschool high school human body course covers both the anatomy and physiology of each of the human body’s organ systems for those students who have successfully completed high school biology and chemistry classes. It is recommended for 12th grade, although it could be taken earlier if the science prerequisites are met. When fully completed, this course can be listed as honors and/or an advanced course on high school transcripts. You can rest assured that the subject matter covered in this course is rigorous enough to prepare students for college-level work. Please note that the reproductive system is covered in detail, including accurate yet respectful illustrations and descriptions.
This study will introduce the organizational levels of the human body from a single cell to the 11 major organ systems:

  •  Skeletal
  • Nervous
  • Circulatory 
  • Respiratory 
  • Digestive 
  • Muscular 
  • Integumentary 
  • Lymphatic 
  • Urinary 
  • Endocrine 
  • Reproductive

The softcover student textbook contains all student material, study questions, laboratory exercises, and module study guides with color photos and illustrations. The second edition of our Human Body course includes the following enhanced features:

  • High-quality color illustrations
  • More in-depth discussions and explanations of concepts
  • Online resources that explore concepts in more detail
  • Greater emphasis on connecting creation to the Creator

 This course is designed so that a student should be able to complete it in two semesters, spending about 45 minutes, five days a week, on the subject. During this time, students read an assigned portion of their softcover student textbook, stopping throughout each predetermined section to answer  On Your Own questions to check their comprehension before moving forward. Students self-check their answers against the detailed answers provided at the end of each module. Laboratory exercises are conducted throughout each module so that students have a hands-on lab component in their scientific study. These have been designed to work in a homeschool environment. Coloring book exercises are clearly marked in the textbook so that students know when to use this excellent tool for studying and remembering anatomy.
Solutions and Tests Manual

The Solutions and Tests Manual only for Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology, 2nd Edition, contains answers to Study Guide questions, module summaries, tests, and test solutions. One test packet is shrink-wrapped with this manual. Once the shrink wrap is removed, this product is not eligible for return.

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Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 11.25 × 8.75 × 2 in








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