Life science is a great introductory science class for grades 6-8 that will introduce students to the concepts of biology first semester and expand on the human body systems second semester. Students will learn about the organization of biology, molecules important to life, cells, DNA, heredity and genetics, types of living organisms and the human skeletal, muscular, integumentary, nervous, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, and urinary systems. Students will complete weekly classwork that may include some reading, worksheets, activities such as creating models or diagrams, etc., and also some lab activities. Students will complete a quiz approximately every three weeks over material being learned in class.
Lab activities: The majority of items needed for the labs can be found in your kitchen or easily picked up at a grocery store. There may be a few items that will need to be purchased from a lab supply company. These will be at a minimal cost, and the teacher will give further instructions for this once class begins.
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Shepherd Science Life Science by Dr. Scott Hardin, textbook or ebook
Debbie Stokes has been teaching science classes for over twenty years and still finds awe in how beautifully and intricately the Creator designed all things. She finds it a great privilege to journey through the “study of life” with students! Debbie graduated cum laude from Kennesaw State University in 1991 with a B.S. in biology. She also earned her M. Ed. in science education from Georgia State University. She taught high school science classes in the public school system of Cobb County, Georgia for sixteen years and has taught science classes online for the past six years.