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.
Sign up for this course and give your middle school student the basics of Life Science that includes species, biomes, food chains and covers 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.
Week 1: Food Chains/Food Pyramids
Week 2: Biomes/Ecosystems
Week 3: Adaptations
Week 4: Classifications
Week 5: Cells
Week 6: Bacteria and Viruses
Week 7: Fungi
Week 8: Plantae
Week 9: Animalia – Invertebrates
Week 10: Animalia – Vertebrates
Week 11: Dissection – Pickle
Week 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 and two simple labs. Quizzes are graded automatically by the computer.
Class Dates and Time:
Tuesdays, January 16 to April 16, 2024. (No class Feb. 13 or March 26)
1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central; 11:00 Mountain; 10:00 Pacific)
Wednesdays, January 17 to April 17, 2024. (No class Feb. 14 or March 27)
11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central; 9:30 Mountain; 8:30 Pacific)
Duration: 50 minutes per class