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  • Are you ready for an exciting year in Life Science?!?!  Here are some of the main topics that we will be studying this year.  They may not be presented in the exact month listed or order depending on how much time we want to spend on a topic.

    September: 

      Introductions, Expectations, Scientific Method, Safety, graphing relationships

    October:

       Measurements,  Characteristics of Living Things,  Life processes

    November:

         Microscopes,  Cells

    December:

         Cell Processes:  Photosynthesis and Respiration

                               Osmosis and Diffusion

          Cell Division:    Mitosis

    January: 

         Heredity and Genetics

         Reproduction and Development

         DNA Structure

         Sources of variations  (Genetic engineering, selective breeding, mutation)

        Theory of Evolution

         Natural Selection

    February:

         Traits and Adaptations

         Natural Selection

         Fossils

         Classification of Living Things

         Five Kingdoms  and Viruses

         Using Dichotomous Keys

    March:

          Metamorphosis

          Asexual Reproduction including Mitosis

    April:

         Human Body systems

         Nutrition and Metabolism

         Immunity and Disease

    May:

         Plants:  Structure

                    Function

                    Reproduction and Development

                    Photosynthesis

                    Ecology

                   Food chains and Food Webs

    June:

         Environmental Interactions and Human Impact

         Review and Administer Cumulative Final Exam

    Happy Summer!!!! 

    Ok smarties,  if you are reading this and you want an extra point on your next test, e-mail me now and tell me what topics we will study in the month of January.