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MS Biology: Life Science

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Middle School Biology: Life Science is an honors-level middle school science course. This course is taught as a traditional science course, incorporating laboratory activities, virtual activities, short-term projects, long-term studies, and field investigations. No previous formal science classes are required to be successful in this class. My class emphasizes discussion and active learning over a straight lecture format.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • The Scientific Method

  • Characteristics of Living Things

  • Cell Biology

  • Genetics and heredity

  • Evolution

  • Classification

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Biochemistry

  • Ecology

My hope is that you will see how these themes are interrelated and leave with an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the world around you. There will be an option for dissection for students who choose to participate. Dissections are not required to take this class. 

Required Materials

  • Holt Science & Technology Life Science, ISBN: 978-0030462245, available through the Amazon Marketplace, or your preferred book seller.

  • A basic calculator - does not need to be a graphing calculator

  • Computer access for Google Classroom

  • binder or notebook for notes

  • 1 subject spiral notebook for lab notebook

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