This life science course is aimed for the middle grades (6-8), and provides students with the opportunity to learn about living things and the way that God created them to function. Course topics include: the nature of science; characteristics of life; cell structure and function; genetics; creationism and how it relates to biology; microbiology, plant biology, and animal biology; and finally, the unique design of the human body. While coursework will be at a seventh to eighth grade level, it is also appropriate for a more advanced sixth grade student or a bridge to biology for a student who needs preparation for a more advanced biology course.
- BJU Press Life Science 5th ed. (Either the e-text or printed textbook is acceptable for this course)
- Household materials for labs as needed (advance notice will be given so that students can collect all materials before labs begin)