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Junior High Life Science


Life Science

Jr. High – Grade Level 7-8 - two semester course
Cost of class: $375 semester

Instructor: Jill Wilcox

PCLC (Westminster): Tuesdays: 9:00-10:30 a.m.-In Class Full - Online Available or Thursdays: 1:00-2:30 p.m.

1st Semester dates: PCLC-Sept. 15-Dec. 17th,  2nd Semester dates: Jan. 12-May 29

EIE (Monrovia): Tuesdays: 1:30-3:00 p.m.

1st Semester dates EIE: Sept. 15-Jan. 19th , 2nd Semester dates: Jan. 26-May 25th

This class will include such topics as:

  • Intro to Cell Biology
  • Protein Synthesis
  • Photosynthesis
  • Genetics
  • Origins
  • Ecology

 We will also cover classification and will conduct a brief survey of the kingdoms including:

  • Archaebacteria
  • Eubacteria
  • Protists
  • Fungi
  • Plants
  • Animals including:
    • Invertebrates
    • Arthropods
    • Vertebrates

A brief study of some of the systems of the human body is also included.
This course meets weekly for 1.5 hours (45 min. of lecture, 45 min. of lab). Weekly homework assignments from the textbook, lab reports and handouts will be completed by the students at home each week. Tests will be taken online at home and are to be administered by their parent. One in-class practicum test will be given by the instructor.

 Two textbook options are available for this course: Pick one (charter schools use the Glencoe book)

Life Science by Bob Jones University Press. 3rd edition.
ISBN: 978-1-59166-474-1
Publisher: BJU Press, 2007
Length: 896 pp. Hardbound or softbound. 7th grade.

Glencoe Life Science – Student Edition
ISBN: 9780078778001
Publisher: Glencoe, 2008, Hardcover
Charter students must use the Glencoe textbook.

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