Life Science 7

Life Science includes the characteristics of living things and necessities of life.  Following is a detailed list of topics included:

  • Cells – prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and where they exist, organelles, the cell cycle, mitosis and meiosis
  • Genes and DNA – formation and replication of DNA, the function of genes
  • Classification – branching diagrams, levels of classifications, and dichotomous keys
  • Bacteria – Eubacteria and Archaebacteria, bacteria’s role in the world
  • Protists – algae and fungi
  • Plants – seedless, seeded, structures, plant processes, reproduction, tropisms
  • Animals – characteristics, reproduction, behavior, social relationships
  • Invertebrates – structure and anatomy of sponges, worms, mollusks, arthropods, insects and echinoderms
  • Vertebrates – chordates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals
  • Animal labs – dissections of large grasshopper, fish, shark, starfish, and fetal pig
  • Ecology – populations, communities, ecosystems, the biosphere
  • Animal and plant interaction – predators/prey, symbiosis
  • Cycles in Nature – water, nitrogen, carbon, and oxygen
  • Land biomes – forests, grasslands, deserts and tundra
  • Marine ecosystems – freshwater and saltwater
  • Human anatomy – integumentary system, excretory system, respiratory system, lymphatic system, digestive system chemistry, the nervous system, and endocrine system
  • Human reproduction – menstrual cycle, ovulation, multiple births, STD’s, fertilization to embryo, embryo to fetus and birth
  • Human health and disease – nutrition, alcohol, obesity, drugs, and basic first aid
     
Textbook(s)

Life Science
Bob Jones University Press