This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Give your middle school student the basics of Life Science that includes species, biomes, food chains and cover living organisms, bacteria and viruses, fungi, animals and more.
Life Science is an introductory level course designed to enable students to explore basic biological concepts. Students focus on concepts that are shared by all living things such as cell structure, biochemical makeup, and inheritance. As students move into the second semester, the focus is on the diversity of life as they classify the many different species of living organisms into kingdoms and other classification categories. Students have a class with a unit on ecology that relates the interdependence of living with each other and with their environment.
Class 1: Food Chains/Food Pyramids
Class 2: Biomes/Ecosystems
Class 3: Adaptations
Class 4: Classifications
Class 5: Cells
Class 6: Bacteria and Viruses
Class 7: Fungi
Class 8: Plantae
Class 9: Animalia – Invertebrates
Class 10: Animalia – Vertebrates
Class 11: Dissection – Pickle
Class 12: Dissection – Frog
Course Materials: Reading materials supplied free. Lab materials are inexpensive and easy to find, such as a pickle for the pickle dissection lab. Students who choose to participate in the frog dissection lab will also need the dissection kit found at https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B002UZ35RI/catholictreas-20.
Homework: Weekly quizzes, anatomy worksheets, and some simple labs. Quizzes are graded automatically by the computer; written homework is graded by the instructor.