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Middle School Life Science, Part Two

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.

Total classes: 12

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 6th to 8th

Suggested credit: One full semester Science or Life Science


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

Materials and Homework

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.

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