Middle School Life Science

Course Overview:

In this Middle School Life Science online course, students will have the opportunity to conduct and design experiments, identify and classify organisms. Students will work on developing skills in data recording, classifying, measuring, observing, hypothesizing, analyzing, evaluation and inferring. Life Science is the study of cells, heredity, biological populations and their changes over time. It includes human biology, ecology, diversity of organisms and the history and nature of science. 

Semester 1:  

In Semester A, the course covers fundamental concepts in life sciences. Students learn about the basics of life, exploring the characteristics and processes common to all living organisms. Cell biology is examined, focusing on the structure and functions of cells. The study of green plants highlights their importance in ecosystems and their role in photosynthesis. Animal life cycles are explored, including the stages and processes of growth, development, and reproduction. The concept of evolution is also covered, providing an understanding of how species change over time through genetic variations and natural selection.

Semester 2: 

In Semester B, the course delves into the study of human biology. Students learn about ecosystems, understanding the relationships between organisms and their environments. The human digestive system is explored, including the organs and processes involved in food digestion and nutrient absorption. The respiratory systems are examined, focusing on the mechanisms of breathing and gas exchange. The circulatory systems are studied, including the structure and functions of the heart, blood vessels, and blood. The endocrine systems are explored, covering the glands and hormones responsible for regulating various bodily functions. The nervous systems are examined, including the structure and functions of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Finally, the skeletal systems are explored, including the structure and functions of bones. The course also covers the human senses, including sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch, and how they help us perceive and interact with the world around us.

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