7th Grade Life Science; Exploring Life on Earth

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Unit 1: The Basics of Life

0 Course Introduction 06:23

Picture of Course Introduction Video overview of this course.

1 Lesson 1: Life? 13:50

Picture of Lesson 1: Life? A lesson on what constitutes a living thing or organism.

2 Lesson 2: Cells 14:01

Picture of Lesson 2: Cells Lecture over cells and cell organelles.

3 Lesson 3: Cells Use Energy 03:08

Picture of Lesson 3: Cells Use Energy This lesson is on cellular respiration.

4 Lesson 4: Photosynthesis 06:05

Picture of Lesson 4: Photosynthesis This is a lesson explaining the chemistry of photosynthesis, as well as what the process is.

5 Lesson 5A: Cell Division 11:29

Picture of Lesson 5A: Cell Division This lesson covers cell division, mitosis and meiosis. It has 2 videos.

6 Lesson 5B: Cell Division 09:02

Picture of Lesson 5B: Cell Division Second of two video lectures over cell division, mitosis and meiosis.

7 Lesson 6A: Genetics 11:50

Picture of Lesson 6A: Genetics This lesson is the first of three covering the basics of genetics.

8 Lesson 6B: Genetics 14:03

Picture of Lesson 6B: Genetics Second video segment over Genetics and the work of Mendel.

9 Lesson 6C: Genetics 12:51

Picture of Lesson 6C: Genetics Third video over Genetics. This one covers how to use Punnett Squares to predict heredity.

Unit 2: Taxonomy and Kingdoms Bacteria, Fungi and Plants

10 Lesson 7A: Taxonomy 17:39

Picture of Lesson 7A: Taxonomy First of two videos over taxonomy, the classification of organisms.

11 Lesson 7B: Taxonomy 11:40

Picture of Lesson 7B: Taxonomy Second of two videos covering taxonomy.

12 Lesson 8A: Bacteria 10:49

Picture of Lesson 8A: Bacteria First of two videos covering bacteria.

13 Lesson 8B: Bacteria 11:45

Picture of Lesson 8B: Bacteria Second of two videos over the two Kingdoms of bacteria.

14 Lesson 9A: Protists 15:40

Picture of Lesson 9A: Protists This lesson is an overview of the major groups of protists. Example organisms studied are: Eugelana, paramecium, and amoeba.

15 Lesson 9B: Protista 09:32

Picture of Lesson 9B: Protista Second of two videos over protists. Also has a review worksheet that should be completed after both videos are viewed.

16 Lesson 10A: Fungi 09:54

Picture of Lesson 10A: Fungi Contains the first of two video lessons over fungi.

17 Lesson 10B: Fungi 08:53

Picture of Lesson 10B: Fungi Contains the second of two video lesson over fungi, a review worksheet and a multiple choice quiz.

18 Lesson 11A 09:27

Picture of Lesson 11A Contains the first of two video lessons over plants.

19 Lesson 11B: Plants 12:52

Picture of Lesson 11B: Plants This lesson contains the second of two video lessons over plants and a review worksheet over Lesson 11A and 11B. It also contains the labelled diagram of a flower. (quiz material)

Unit 3: Invertebrates

20 Lesson 12A: Phyla Porifera and Cnidaria 12:26

Picture of Lesson 12A: Phyla Porifera and Cnidaria This Lesson contains the first of two video lessons over the Phyla Cnidaria and Porifera.

21 Lesson 12B: Phyla Porifera and Cnidaria 16:06

Picture of Lesson 12B: Phyla Porifera and Cnidaria This lesson contains the second of two video lessons, a review worksheet and a multiple choice quiz. It also contains diagram/study guides for the anatomy of example animals. (quiz material)

22 Lesson 13A: The Worms 15:07

Picture of Lesson 13A: The Worms This lesson contains the first of two video lessons over worms, Phyla Platyhelminthes and Annelida. It also contains diagrams of worm anatomy. The diagrams are quiz material.

23 Lesson 13B: The Worms 13:01

Picture of Lesson 13B: The Worms This lesson contains the second of the two video lessons. This one is over Phylum Annelida. It also contains a review worksheet, a diagram of earthworm anatomy, and a multiple choice quiz.

24 Lesson14A: Mollusks 06:37

Picture of Lesson14A: Mollusks First of 5 video lessons over mollusks, Phylum Mollusca.

25 Lesson 14B: Mollusks 11:25

Picture of Lesson 14B: Mollusks Second of 5 video lessons on mollusks.

26 Lesson 14C: Mollusks 07:23

Picture of Lesson 14C: Mollusks This lesson contains: 1. Third of 5 video lessons on mollusks. 2. Labelled diagram of the chiton. Quiz material.

27 Lesson 14D: Mollusks 14:05

Picture of Lesson 14D: Mollusks this lesson contains: 1. Fourth of 5 video lessons on mollusks. 2. Labelled diagrams of a snail and a clam.

28 Lesson 14E: Mollusks 11:00

Picture of Lesson 14E: Mollusks This lesson contains: 1. Fifth of 5 video lessons on mollusks. 2. Labelled diagram of the squid. 3. Key to squid diagram. 4. Lesson 14 worksheet. 5. Lesson 14 Multiple Choice quiz.

29 Lesson 15A: Arthropods 06:02

Picture of Lesson 15A: Arthropods This lesson contains the first of 4 video lessons on Arthropods.

30 Lesson 15B: Arthropods 12:08

Picture of Lesson 15B: Arthropods This lesson contains: 1. The second of two video lessons on arthropods. 2. A labelled diagram of a crab. Quiz material. 3. Review worksheet over the first part of Lesson 15.

31 Lesson 15C: Arthropods 08:15

Picture of Lesson 15C: Arthropods This lesson contains: 1. The third of 4 video lessons on arthropods. 2. Labelled diagram of a spider's anatomy. Quiz material.

32 Lesson 15D: Arthropods 12:00

Picture of Lesson 15D: Arthropods This lesson contains: 1. Fourth of 4 video lessons on arthropods. 2. Review worksheet over the last part of Lesson 15. 3. Labelled diagram of centipede and grasshopper anatomy. 4. Multiple Choice quiz over Lesson 15.

Unit 4: The Vertebrate Animals

33 Lesson 16A: Chordates 14:57

Picture of Lesson 16A: Chordates This lesson contains the first of two video lessons on chordates and a labelled diagram of the amphioxus.

34 Lesson 16B: Chordates 10:23

Picture of Lesson 16B: Chordates This lesson contains: 1. Second of 2 video lessons over chordates. 2. Review worksheet over Lesson 16. 3. Multiple Choice Quiz over Lesson 16.

35 Lesson 17 A: Fish 09:58

Picture of Lesson 17 A: Fish This lesson contains: 1. The first of 4 video lessons over fish.

36 Lesson 17B: Fish 15:23

Picture of Lesson 17B: Fish This lesson contains: 1. The second of 4 videos on fish. 2. A labelled diagram of a shark's anatomy.

37 Lesson 17C: Fish 13:55

Picture of Lesson 17C: Fish This lesson contains the third of 4 video lessons on fish.

38 Lesson 17D: Fish 03:46

Picture of Lesson 17D: Fish This lesson contains: 1. The fourth video lesson on fish. 2. Review worksheet over Lesson 17. 3. Diagram of bony fish anatomy. 4. Multiple Choice quiz over Lesson 17.

39 Lesson 18A: Amphibians 15:48

Picture of Lesson 18A: Amphibians This lesson contains the first of two video lessons on amphibians.

40 Lesson 18B: Amphibians 07:14

Picture of Lesson 18B: Amphibians This lesson contains: 1. Second of two video lessons on amphibians. 2. Review Worksheet over amphibians. 3. Frog Anatomy Diagram 4. Multiple Choice quiz over Lesson 18

41 Lesson 19A: Reptiles 10:13

Picture of Lesson 19A: Reptiles This lesson includes the first of 4 video lesson on reptiles.

42 Lesson 19B: Reptiles 12:18

Picture of Lesson 19B: Reptiles Second of 4 video lessons on reptiles.

43 Lesson 19C: Reptiles 12:29

Picture of Lesson 19C: Reptiles Third of 4 video lessons on reptiles.

44 Lesson 19D: Reptiles 08:26

Picture of Lesson 19D: Reptiles This lesson includes: 1. The fourth of 4 video lessons on reptiles. 2. Lesson 19 Review Worksheet. 3. Pit Viper Diagram (quiz material) 4. Multiple choice quiz.

45 Lesson 20A: Birds 14:04

Picture of Lesson 20A: Birds Lesson includes th first of two video lessons on birds.

46 Lesson 20B: Birds 10:13

Picture of Lesson 20B: Birds This lesson includes: 1. Second of two video lessons on birds. 2. Bird Anatomy Diagram. (quiz material) 3. Review Worksheet 4. Multiple Choice quiz

47 Lesson 21A: Mammals 14:18

Picture of Lesson 21A: Mammals This lesson includes the first of 4 video lessons mammals.

48 Lesson 21B: Mammals 10:09

Picture of Lesson 21B: Mammals This lesson contains the second of 4 video lessons on mammals.

49 Lesson 21C: Mammals 12:01

Picture of Lesson 21C: Mammals third of 4 video lessons on mammals

50 Lesson 21D: Mammals 10:23

Picture of Lesson 21D: Mammals this lesson contains: 1. Fourth of 4 videos on mammals. 2. Lesson 21 Review Worksheet. 3. Multiple Choice quiz

Unit 5: Human Systems (Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, and Respiratory Systems)

51 Lesson 22: Body Form and Function 15:33

Picture of Lesson 22: Body Form and Function This lesson contains: 1. Video 2. Worksheet 3. Multiple Choice Quiz

52 Lesson 23A: Skeletal System 15:17

Picture of Lesson 23A: Skeletal System This lesson contains the first of two videos on the human skeleton.

53 Lesson 23B: Skeletal System 11:45

Picture of Lesson 23B: Skeletal System Includes: 1. Second of two videos on the skeletal system. 2. Lesson 23 worksheet. 3. Diagram of foot bones. 4. Diagram of hand bones.

54 Lesson 24A: Muscular System 12:49

Picture of Lesson 24A: Muscular System This lesson contains the first of two videos on the muscular system .

55 Lesson 24B: Muscular System 07:28

Picture of Lesson 24B: Muscular System This lesson contains: 1. Second of two videos on the muscular system. 2. Review worksheet. 3. Multiple Choice Quiz

56 Lesson 25 A: Nervous System 10:24

Picture of Lesson 25 A: Nervous System This lesson contains: 1. First of 4 videos on the nervous system 2. Diagram of a vertebra and meninges

57 Lesson 25B: Nervous System 10:48

Picture of Lesson 25B: Nervous System this lesson contains: 1. Second of 4 videos on the nervous system. 2. Diagram of neuron anatomy

58 Lesson 25C: Nervous System 14:36

Picture of Lesson 25C: Nervous System This lesson contains: 1. third of 4 videos on the nervous system. 2. Brain Anatomy Diagram

59 Lesson 25D: Nervous System 09:36

Picture of Lesson 25D: Nervous System Includes: 1. Fourth of 4 videos on the nervous system. 2. Lesson 25 Review Worksheet 3. Multiple Choice Quiz

60 Lesson 26A: Respiratory System 11:55

Picture of Lesson 26A: Respiratory System Includes: 1. First of 4 videos on the respiratory system. 2. Labelled diagram of the respiratory system.

61 Lesson 26B: Respiratory System 11:14

Picture of Lesson 26B: Respiratory System Contains the second of 4 videos o the respiratory system

62 Lesson 26C: Respiratory System 10:06

Picture of Lesson 26C: Respiratory  System Third of 4 videos on the respiratory system

63 Lesson 26D: Respiratory System 06:09

Picture of Lesson 26D: Respiratory System Includes: 1. Fourth of 4 videos on the respiratory system 2. Lesson 26 Review Worksheet 3. Multiple Choice quiz

Unit 6: More Human Systems (Circulatory, Digestive and Sensory Systems)

64 Lesson 27A: Circulatory System 13:22

Picture of Lesson 27A: Circulatory System Includes: 1. First of 4 videos over the circulatory system. 2. Heart diagram (quiz material)

65 Lesson 27B: Circulatory System 05:14

Picture of Lesson 27B: Circulatory System Contains the second of 4 videos on the circulatory system.

66 Lesson 27C: Circulatory System 10:08

Picture of Lesson 27C: Circulatory System Contains the third of 4 videos on the circulatory system.

67 Lesson 27D: Circulatory System 08:46

Picture of Lesson 27D: Circulatory System Contains: 1. Fourth of 4 videos on the circulatory system 2. Lesson 27 Review Worksheet. 3. Multiple choice quiz

68 Lesson 28A: Digestive System 11:28

Picture of Lesson 28A: Digestive System Contains: 1. First of 3 videos on the digestive system. 2. Digestive System Diagram (quiz material)

69 Lesson 28B: Digestive System 09:58

Picture of Lesson 28B: Digestive System Contains the second of 3 videos on the digestive system.

70 Lesson 28C: Digestive System 10:18

Picture of Lesson 28C: Digestive System Third of 4 videos on the digestive system.

71 Lesson 28D: Digestive System 04:08

Picture of Lesson 28D: Digestive System Includes: 1. Fourth of 4 videos about the digestive system. 2. Lesson 28 Review Worksheet. 3. Multiple Choice quiz over Lesson 28

72 Lesson 29A: Sensory Systems 10:25

Picture of Lesson 29A: Sensory Systems contains the first of three videos over Sensory systems.

73 Lesson 29B: Sensory Systems 08:52

Picture of Lesson 29B: Sensory Systems Includes: 1. Second of three videos over the sensory systems. 2. Diagram of the ear.

74 Lesson 29C: Sensory Systems 14:21

Picture of Lesson 29C: Sensory Systems Includes: 1. Third of three videos over the sensory systems. 2. Lesson 29 Review Worksheet 3. Multiple Choice Quiz 4. Eye Anatomy Diagram

Unit 7: Even More Human Systems (Endocrine, Excretory and Immune Systems)

75 Lesson 30A: Endocrine System 08:03

Picture of Lesson 30A: Endocrine System Contains the first of 2 videos on the endocrine system.

76 Lesson 30B: Endocrine System 13:11

Picture of Lesson 30B: Endocrine System Second of two videos on the endocrine system.

77 Lesson 31A: Excretory System 09:18

Picture of Lesson 31A: Excretory System First of two videos on the excretory system.

78 Lesson 31B: Excretory System 06:22

Picture of Lesson 31B: Excretory System Includes: 1. Second of two videos on the excretory system. 2. Review worksheet over Lesson 31. 3. Multiple Choice quiz

79 Lesson 32A: Immune System 08:35

Picture of Lesson 32A: Immune System Contains the first of two videos over the immune system.

80 Lesson 32B: Immune System 10:29

Picture of Lesson 32B: Immune System Includes: 1. Second of two videos on the immune system. 2. Lesson 32 Review Worksheet. 3. Multiple Choice Quiz

Unit 8: Ecology and Biomes

81 Lesson 33A: Ecology and the Biosphere 09:55

Picture of Lesson 33A: Ecology and the Biosphere contains the first of two videos over Lesson 33.

82 Lesson 38B: Ecology and Biomes 06:43

Picture of Lesson 38B: Ecology and Biomes Includes: 1. Second of two videos over Lesson 38. 2. Lesson 33 Review Worksheet. 3. Multiple Choice Quiz

83 Lesson 34A: Biogeography 11:03

Picture of Lesson 34A: Biogeography First of two videos on biogeography

84 Lesson 34B: Biogeography 07:41

Picture of Lesson 34B: Biogeography Includes: 1. Second video of two on biogeography. 2. Review worksheet. 3. Multiple choice quiz

85 Lesson 35A: Tropical Rainforest and Savanna Biomes 10:14

Picture of Lesson 35A: Tropical Rainforest and Savanna Biomes First of two videos on Lesson 35.

86 Lesson 35B: Tropical Rainforest and Savanna Biomes 07:36

Picture of Lesson 35B: Tropical Rainforest and Savanna Biomes includes: 1. Second of two videos on Lesson 35. 2. Review worksheet 3. Multiple Choice Quiz

87 Lesson 36A: Desert and Temperate Grassland Biomes 09:39

Picture of Lesson 36A: Desert and Temperate Grassland Biomes Contains the first of two videos over Lesson 36.

88 Lesson 36B: Desert and Temperate Grassland Biomes 08:19

Picture of Lesson 36B: Desert and Temperate Grassland Biomes Includes: 1. Second of two videos over Lesson 36 2. Review Worksheet over Lesson 36 3. Multiple Choice Quiz over Lesson 36.

89 Lesson 37A: Temperate Forest, Boreal Forest, and Tundra Biomes 08:52

Picture of Lesson 37A: Temperate Forest, Boreal Forest, and Tundra Biomes Contains the first of two videos over Lesson 37.

90 Lesson 37B: Temperate Forest, Boreal Forest, and Tundra Biomes 07:14

Picture of Lesson 37B: Temperate Forest, Boreal Forest, and Tundra Biomes Includes: 1. Second of two videos over Lesson 37. 2. Review Worksheet 3. Multiple Choice Quiz

91 Lesson 38A: Ocean and Estuary Biomes 12:59

Picture of Lesson 38A: Ocean and Estuary Biomes Contains the first of two videos over Lesson 38

92 Lesson 38B: Ocean and Estuary Biomes 10:20

Picture of Lesson 38B: Ocean and Estuary Biomes Includes: 1. Second of two videos Lesson 38 2. Review Worksheet over Lesson 38 3. Multiple Choice Quiz

93 Lesson 39A: Fresh Water Biomes 13:17

Picture of Lesson 39A: Fresh Water Biomes Contains the first of two videos over Lesson 39.

94 Lesson 39B: Fresh Water Biomes 10:12

Picture of Lesson 39B: Fresh Water Biomes Includes: 1. Second of two videos over Lesson 39 2. Lesson 39 Review Worksheet 3. Multiple choice Quiz over Lesson 39

95 Lesson 40A: Energy in Biomes 11:13

Picture of Lesson 40A: Energy in Biomes Contains the first of two videos on Lesson 40

96 Lesson 40B: Energy in Biomes 07:05

Picture of Lesson 40B: Energy in Biomes Includes: 1. Second of two videos on Lesson 40 2. Lesson 40 Review Worksheet 3. Lesson 40 Quiz

COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR LIFE SCIENCE

COURSE OVERVIEW: This 7th grade Life Science course covers all the content necessary to understand life and life science.  Students successfully completing this course will have the prerequisite knowledge to take a high school Biology class.  This is a full year's seventh grade Life Science course.

THIS COURSE INCLUDES:

  • 8 UNITS
  • 41 REVIEW WORKSHEETS WITH ANSWER SHEETS
  • 40 VIDEO-LESSONS: The 40 lessons are divided into 95 segments. Lessons have been divided into segments to make the length optimal and to make it possible to have maximum video resolution. Most lessons (48%) are 8-12 minutes long. 35% are 3-8 minutes long. 17% are 12-15 minutes long and 10% are 15-17 minutes long.
  • 42 REVIEW WORKSHEET VIDEOS: Video explanation of the answers to the review worksheets.
  • 40 ONLINE QUIZZES: multiple choice quizzes with 4-10 questions.
  • 73 QUIZZES: Matching and fill-in-the-blank quizzes with answer sheets.
  • 8 UNIT TESTS: Each unit test also includes a STUDY GUIDE and an answer sheet.
  • OVER 17 HOURS OF VIDEO-LESSONS
  • OVER 4.5 HOURS OF REVIEW WORKSHEET VIDEOS.

COURSE GOALS:  Upon completion of this course students will understand what living organisms are and how they are classified. In addition, they will know the characteristics of all the major taxonomic groups.  Students will know what all the major human body systems are and how they function.  Students will also understand the basics of ecology, the biosphere and what the Earth's major biomes are and the characteristics of those biomes.

TARGET AUDIENCE: 7th grade, but could be used for 8th grade and advanced 6th grade students.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: There are no specific prerequisite skills for this course. 

COURSE TOPICS: Topics are listed in detail below.

UNIT ONE: Lessons 1-6

  • Lesson 1: Life? Understand what constitutes a living organism Know the characteristics of a living organism
  • Lesson 2: Cells Understand what a cell is Know the 2 main types of cells Know the differences in plant and animal cells Know the major cell organelles Be able to identify major cell organelles on a diagram
  • Lesson 3: Cells Use Energy Understand what cellular respiration is Understand the chemical basis of respiration Understand how fermentation aids cells
  • Lesson 4: Photosynthesis Understand what is necessary for photosynthesis What are the products go photosynthesis?
  • Lesson 5: Cell Division Understand how cells are formed. Differences in meiosis and mitosis Steps in mitosis and meiosis
  • Lesson 6: Genetics (FREE LESSON) Understand the basic laws of genetics Understand what chromosomes and genes are. Understand how Punnett squares are used to predict heredity What are genotypes and phenotypes? Know how to complete single gene Punnett squares

Unit One TEST

 

Unit Two: Lessons 7-11

  • Lesson 7: Taxonomy Understand the levels of taxonomy
  • Lesson 8: Bacteria Learn the 2 Kingdoms of bacteria Know the 3 basic shapes (types) of bacteria Know the basic characteristics of bacteria
  • Lesson 9: Protists Learn general protist characteristics Major groups of protists
  • Lesson 10: Fungi Learn general fungi characteristics Identify anatomy of a mushroom on a diagram Know how mushrooms feed and reproduce
  • Lesson 11: Plants Know the 4 major plant groups and example organisms Know how different groups reproduce.

Unit Two TEST

 

Unit Three: Invertebrates Lessons 12-15

  • Lesson 12: Phylum Porifera and Phylum Cnidaria ( sponges, jellyfish, sea anemones, etc) Learn sponge characteristics Identify sponge anatomy on a diagram Learn cnidarian characteristics Identify cnidarian anatomy on diagrams Know example cnidarians      
  • Lesson 13: Worms (Phyla Platyhelminthes and Annelida) Learn flatworm (Phylum Platyhelminthes) characteristics Identify flatworm anatomy on diagrams Learn segmented worm (Phylum Annelida) characteristics Identify segmented worm anatomy on a diagram

Unit Three TEST A

  • Lesson 14: Mollusks ( Clams, Snails, Squid, etc) Learn general mollusk anatomy, characteristics and body systems. know the 4 major groups of mollusks Identify anatomy of example animals on diagrams (chitons, clams, snails and squid)
  • Lesson 15: Arthropods (crabs, spiders, centipedes and grasshoppers, etc) Learn the 4 major groups of arthropods (crustaceans, arachnids, myriapods, and insects) Know the general characteristics and organ systems of arthropods Identify the anatomy of examples animals on diagrams (crabs, spiders, centipedes and grasshoppers)

Unit Three TEST B

 

Unit Four: Vertebrates  Lessons 16-21

  • Lesson 16: Chordates Learn the general characteristics of invertebrate chordates Identify the anatomy of the amphioxus on a diagram
  • Lesson 17: Fish Learn the 3 main groups (Classes) of fish Know the characteristics and organ systems of each class Identify the external anatomy of sharks and bony fish on diagrams
  • Lesson 18: Amphibians Learn the 3 main groups of amphibians Know amphibian characteristics and organ systems Identify the external anatomy of a frog on a diagram
  • Lesson 19: Reptiles (FREE LESSON) Learn general reptile characteristics and organ systems Know the 4 main groups of reptiles and example animals Identify the anatomy of a pit viper on a diagram
  • Lesson 20: Birds Learn general bird characteristics and organ systems Learn the different types of feathers Know the main types of birds Identify internal and external features of a bird on a diagram
  • Lesson 21: Mammals Learn general mammal characteristics and organ systems Know the 3 main mammal groups and their special characteristics Know example animals from each group Learn about the special world distribution of some mammals

Unit Four TEST

 

Unit Five: Human Body Systems   Lessons 22-26

  • Lesson 22: Animal Form and Function Learn about the organization of life from cells to organ systems Learn anatomical terms important to the study of human organ systems Know the main tissue types
  • Lesson 23: Skeletal System Learn the divisions of the human skeletal system Know the main bones of the human skeleton Know the different types of bones Understand how ligaments, joints and bone marrow function in humans
  • Lesson 24: Muscular System Learn the 3 types of muscle tissue, their locations and differences. Understand the functions of muscle tissue Know the locations several superficial muscles Understand what antagonistic muscles are and how they function
  • Lesson 25: Nervous System Know the components of the Central Nervous System (CNS) Identify the CNS components on a diagram Know the components of the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) Learn the different types of nervous system cells Identify the anatomy of a neuron on a diagram Know the main parts of the brain Understand the functions of the nervous system
  • Lesson 26: Respiratory System Identify the parts of the respiratory system on a diagram Understand how breathing is controlled Know the muscles involved i breathing Understand how the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide happens

Unit Five TEST

 

Unit Six: More Body Systems  Lesson 27-29

  • Lesson 27: Circulatory System (FREE LESSON) Learn the 3 main parts of the circulatory system Know the location, size, and parts of the heart Identify the main parts of the heart on a diagram Know the 3 main types of blood vessels and how they differ Understand how the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide happens in capillaries Learn how blood circulates through the heart
  • Lesson 28: Digestive System Learn the individual parts (organs) in the system and their functions. Identify the major organs of the system on a diagram
  • Lesson 29: Sensory Systems Learn the 7 senses Understand what tissues and organs are involved in the functioning of each sense Identify the main structures of the anatomy of the eye and ear

Unit Six TEST

 

Unit Seven: Even More Biody Systems  Lessons 30-32

  • Lesson 30: Endocrine System Understand what glands and hormones are Learn the main endocrine glands and their functions
  • Lesson 31: Excretory System Learn the major organs of the excretory system Know the parts of the urinary system
  • Lesson 32: Immune System Learn the major components of the immune system Know the parts of the lymphatic system Understand the function of blood cells in the immune system

Unit Seven TEST

 

Unit Eight: Ecology and Biomes

  • Lesson 33: Ecology and the Biosphere Learn the major branches of ecology Understand what the biosphere is ann what its 3 major parts are Identify the layers of the atmosphere
  • Lesson 34: Biogeography Learn what biogeography is Identify the biotic and abiotic factors in the environment Understand the factors that influence the distribution of living things
  • Lesson 35: Tropical Rainforest and Savanna Biomes Learn what a biome is Know the major characteristics of a tropical rainforest Learn the layers of plant life in a tropical rainforest Know the major characteristics of a savanna biome Learn the characteristics of the Serengeti (example savanna)
  • Lesson 36: Deserts and Temperate Grassland Biomes Understand where the major deserts are located. Learn about the climate of deserts Understand desert plant and animal adaptations Understand the locations and the climate of temperate grasslands
  • Lesson 37: Temperate Forest, Boreal Forest, and Tundra Biomes Learn about the locations and climate of temperate forests Understand what types of plant and animal species are found in the temperate forest Learn about the locations and climate of boreal forests Understand what types of plant and animal species are found in the boreal forest Learn about the locations and climate of the tundra Understand what types of plant and animal species are found in the tundra
  • Lesson 38: Ocean and Estuary Biomes Learn the different oceanic zones and about the life found in each. Know the characteristics and locations of estuary biomes Understand the plant and animal adaptations necessary for life in an estuary.
  • Lesson 39: Fresh Water and Wetland Biomes Learn the different zones in a lake or pond Know the parts of a river or stream Learn the 4 main types of wetlands and characteristics of each
  • Lesson 40: Energy in Biomes Learn what producers, consumers, and decomposers are Understand how food chains and food webs function

Unit Eight TEST

  • Teacher: Dana
  • Areas of expertise: Secondary Science
  • Education: B.S. and Master's in Biology Education
  • Interests: Travel, needlework, reading, forensic science
  • Skills: 1. In addition to my certificate and degrees in Biology Education I am also certified in Technology Applications. 2. I have extensive training in Teaming and taught for several years using teaming in my 7th grade Life Science class.
  • Associations: 1. Texas Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Science Teaching, where I was a Master Teacher. 2. National Science Teachers Association 3. Oklahoma Education Association 4. National Eduction Association 5. Texas Classroom Teachers Association Texas Retired Teachers Association
  • Issues I care about: A healthy planet--I am concerned with species preservation, clear-cutting of our rainforests and the polluting of our oceans.

I am fascinated by the natural world. It is a privilege to introduce students to the amazing things to be learned in a Life Science class.

Lesson 1: Life

Resources parents may make available to students. Powerpoint presentations, videos of worksheet answers, quizzes and quiz answers

Lesson 2: Cells

1. Review Worksheet video 2. Review Worksheet answers 3. Quiz 4. Answers to the quiz. 5. Quiz over the Cell Diagram 6. Answers to the cell diagram quiz 7. Powerpoint presentation.

Lesson 3: Cells Use Energy

Resources the parent may make available for their student: 1. Quiz 2. Quiz answers 3. Powerpoint presentation 4. Video explanation of Review Worksheet answers. 5. Answers to Review Worksheet.

Lesson 4: Photosynthesis

These resources are for use with Lesson 4. 1. Powerpoint presentation that covers the lecture material for Lesson 4. 2. Review Worksheet video. 3. Review Worksheet answer sheet. 4. Quiz 5. Quiz answers.

Lesson 5: Cell Division

This lesson covers cell division, both mitosis and meiosis. Available for parents to download: 1. Answers tot he review worksheet. 2. Video explaining the answers to the review worksheet. 3. Quiz 4. Quiz Answers

Lesson 6A: Genetics

Resources available for parents to download for their student are: 1. Answers to review worksheet. 2. Video explaining the review worksheet answers. 3. Lesson 6 Quiz. 4. Lesson 6 Quiz answers. 5. Punnett Square quiz. 6. Punnett Square quiz answers. 7. Unit 1, Lesson 1-6, Test. 8. Unit 1, Lessons 1-6, Test Answers 9. Unit 1, Lessons 1-6, Study Guide

Lesson 6B: Genetics

Contains a second video explaining the remainder of the review worksheet answers.

Lesson 7: Taxonomy

Resources for parents: 1. Video explanation of the worksheet answers. 2. Document with the written answers to the worksheet. 3. Quiz 4. Quiz answers.

Lesson 8: Bacteria

Resources parents may download include: 1. Answers to the review worksheet. 2. Video explaining the answers to the review worksheet. 3. Quiz 4. Answers to the quiz. 5. Powerpoint presentation over the Lesson 8 material.

Lesson 9: Protists

Resources that parents may download for students include: 1. Answers to the review worksheet questions. 2. Video explaining the review worksheet answers. 3. Quiz 4. Quiz answers. 5. Powerpoint presentation over Lesson 9 material.

Lesson 10: Fungi

Resources available for parents to download for students include: 1. Answers to the review worksheet. 2. Video explaining the answers to the review worksheet. 3. Quiz 4. Answers to the quiz. 5. Powerpoint presentation of the Lesson 10 material. 6. Mushroom anatomy diagram.

Lesson 11: Plants

Contains resources parents may download for students including: 1. Answers to the review worksheet. 2. A video explaining the answers to the worksheet. 3. Quiz over Lesson 11. 4. Answers tot he Lesson 11 quiz. 5. Diagram of the anatomy of a flower. 6. Quiz over the anatomy of a flower. 7. Answers to the flower anatomy quiz. 8. Powerpoint presentation over Lesson 11 material. 9. Study guide for Unit 2 Test. 10. Unit 2 Test 11. Unit 2 Test Answers

Lesson 12A: Phyla Porifera and Cnidaria

Resources available for parents to download for students include: 1. Answers to the review worksheet. 2. Video explaining the review worksheet answers. 3. Quiz over Lesson 12. 4. Answers to the Lesson 12 quiz. 5. Quizzes over cnidocyte, sea anemone, sponge, and jellyfish anatomy. 6. Answers to the 4 anatomy quizzes. 7. Powerpoint over Lesson 12.

Lesson 13: The Worms

Resources parents may download for students include: 1. Answers to the review worksheet. 2. Video explaining the answers to the review worksheet. 3. Quiz over lesson 13. 4. Answers to the Lesson 13 quiz. 5. Quizzes over Earthworm, tapeworm and planarian anatomy. 6. Answers to the worm anatomy quizzes 7. Powerpoint presentation over Lesson 13 material.

Unit 3 Test A

Available for parents to download for students are: 1. Unit 3 Test A Study Guide 2. Unit 3 Test A 3. Unit 3 Test A answers 4. Five pages to reference while answering the Diagram questions on the test.

Lesson 14: Mollusks

Resources available for parents and for parents to download for students include: 1. Answers to the review worksheet. 2. Video explaining the answers to the review worksheet. 3. Diagram quizzes over chitons, snails, clams, and squid. 4. Answers to the diagram quizzes. 5. Quiz over all of lesson 14. 6. Answers to the Lesson 14 quiz 7. Powerpoint presentation of the Lesson 14 material.

Lesson 15: Arthropods

Resources available for parents to use or to download for students include: 1.Answers to the Lesson 15 Review Worksheet B 2. Video explaining the answers to the Lesson 15 Review Worksheet B. 3. 4 quizzes over arthropod anatomy. 4. Answers to arthropod anatomy quizzes. 5. Quiz over Lesson 15. 6. Answers to Lesson 15 quiz. 7. Powerpoint over Lesson 15.

Lesson 15: Arthropods---part 2

Contains: 1. video explanation of Lesson 15 Review Worksheet B 2. Answers to Review Worksheet 15B

Unit 3 Test B

Resources for parents to use and to download for students include: 1. Unit 3 Test B Study Guide 2. Unit 3 Test B Test 3. Reference pages to be used with the Diagrams on the test. 4. Answers to Unit 3 Test B

Lesson16A: Chordates

Resources include: 1. Quiz over amphioxus anatomy. 2. Answers to the amphioxus quiz.

Lesson 16B: Chordates

Resources include: 1. Lesson 16 quiz 2. Answers to Lesson 16 quiz. 3. Powerpoint over Lesson16. 4. Video explanation of Lesson 16 Worksheet. 5. Answers to the Lesson 16 Review Worksheet

Lesson 17B: Fish

Resources include: 1. shark quiz 2. Answers to the shark quiz

Lesson 17D: Fish

Resources include: 1. Worksheet answers. 2. Worksheet video. 3. Quiz over Bony Fish Anatomy 4. Answers to Bony Fish quiz 5. Lesson 17 Quiz 6. Lesson 17 Quiz Answers 7. Lesson 17 Powerpoint

Lesson 18B: Amphibians

Resources include: 1. Video Explanation of the review worksheet. 2. Review worksheet answers. 3. Lesson 18 Quiz 4. Lesson 18 quiz answers 5. Frog Anatomy quiz 6. Frog Anatomy quiz answers 7. Powerpoint presentation over Lesson 18

Lesson 19D: Reptiles

Resources include: 1. Video explaining the review worksheet answers. 2. Answers to review worksheet. 3. pit Viper Anatomy quiz 4. Answers to Pit Viper quiz 5. powerpoint

Lesson 20 B: Birds

Resources include: 1. Video explaining the answers to the review worksheet. 2. Answers to the review worksheet. 3. Lesson 20 Quiz 4. Answers to the Lesson 20 quiz 5. Bird Anatomy quiz 6. Bird Anatomy quiz answers. 7.Powerpoint

Lesson 21D: Mammals

Resources included are: 1. Video explaining the review worksheet. 2. Answers to the review worksheet. 3. Lesson 21 Quiz 4. Answers to the Lesson 21 quiz. 5. Powerpoint

Unit 4 Test

Materials for the Unit 4 Test include: 1. Study Guide 2. Test 3. Test Answers 4. Six reference pages to be used when answering the questions about the diagrams

Lesson 22: Body Form and Function

Resources include: 1. Review worksheet video. 2. Answers to review worksheet. 3. Lesson 22 quiz 4. Answers to the Lesson 22 quiz 5. Powerpoint

Lesson 23B: Skeletal System

Resources include: 1. Video explaining the review worksheet. 2. Answers to the review worksheet. 3. Lesson 23 Quiz 4. Answers to the Lesson 23. 5. Powerpoint

Lesson 24B: Muscular System

Resources include: 1. Video explaining review worksheet answers. 2. Worksheet answers. 3. Lesson 24 quiz 4. Answers to the quiz 5. Powerpoint

Lesson 25B: Nervous System

Resources include: 1. Neuron Diagram Quiz 2. Answers to neuron quiz

Lesson 25D: Nervous System

Resources include: 1. Review worksheet video 2. Review worksheet answers 3. Lesson 25 Quiz 4. Lesson 25 quiz answers 5. Powerpoint

Lesson 26D: Respiratory System

Includes: 1. Video explaining the review worksheet answers. 2. Review worksheet answers. 3. Lesson 26 quiz 4. Answers tot he Lesson 26 Quiz 5. Respiratory System Diagram Quiz 6. Answers to the respiratory system diagram quiz. 7. Powerpoint

Unit 5 Test

Includes: 1. Study Guide 2. Test 3. Test Answers 4. Reference Pages for diagrams.

Lesson 28D: Digestive System

Includes: 1. Review worksheet video. 2. Review worksheet answers. 3. Lesson 28 quiz 4. Answers to the Lesson 28 quiz. 5. Digestive System Diagram quiz 6. Answers to the Digestive System quiz 7. Powerpoint

Lesson 27D: Circulatory System

Includes: 1. Review Worksheet answers. 2. Review worksheet video 3. Lesson 27 quiz 4. Answers to the Lesson 27 quiz 5. Heart Anatomy Diagram quiz 6. Answers to the Heart anatomy quiz 7. Powerpoint

Lesson 29C: Sensory Systems

Includes: 1. Review Worksheet Video 2. Review Worksheet answers 3. Lesson 29 Quiz 4. Lesson 29 Quiz Answers 5. Ear Anatomy Diagram quiz 6. Ear Anatomy Diagram quiz Answers 7. Eye Anatomy Diagram Quiz 8. Eye Anatomy Diagram Quiz Answers 9. Lesson 29 Powerpoint

Unit 6 Test (Lessons 27-29)

Includes: 1. Study Guide 2. Test 3. Answers to test. 4. Four reference pages to use when answering the Diagram questions.

Lesson 30B: Endocrine System

Includes: 1. Video explaining the review worksheet answers. 2. Answers to the review worksheet. 3. Lesson 30 Quiz 4. Lesson 30 quiz answers 5. lesson 30 Powerpoint

Lesson 31B: Excretory System

Includes: 1. Review worksheet video. 2 Review worksheet answers. 3. Lesson 31 Quiz 4. Lesson 31 quiz answers 5. Lesson 31 Powerpoint

Lesson 32B: Immune System

includes: 1. Review worksheet video. 2. Review worksheet answers. 3. Lesson 32 quiz 4. Lesson 32 quiz answers 5. Lesson 32 Powerpoint

Unit 7 Test

Includes: 1. Unit 7 Test study guide 2. Unit 7 Test 3. Unit 7 Test Answers

Lesson 33B: Ecology and Biomes

includes: 1. Review worksheet video 2. Review Worksheet answers 3. Lesson 33 Quiz 4. Lesson 33 Quiz answers 5. Lesson 33 Powerpoint.

Lesson 34B: Biogeography

Includes: 1. Review Worksheet Video 2. Answers tot he review worksheet 3. Lesson 34 Quiz 4. Lesson 34 Quiz answers 5. Powerpoint

Lesson 35B: Tropical Rainforest and Savanna Biomes

Includes: 1. Review Worksheet video 2. Review Worksheet answers. 3. Lesson 35 Quiz 4. Lesson 35 Quiz Answers 5. Powerpoint

Lesson 36B: Desert and Temperate Grassland Biomes

Includes: 1. Review Worksheet video. 2. Review worksheet answers 3. Lesson 36 Quiz 4. Lesson 36 Quiz Answers 5. Powerpoint

Lesson 37B: Temperate Forest, Boreal Forest, and Tundra Biomes

Includes: 1. Review Worksheet Video 2. Review Worksheet Answers 3. Lesson 37 Quiz 4. Lesson 37 Quiz Answers 5. Powerpoint over Lesson 37

Lesson 38B: Ocean and Estuary Biomes

Includes: 1. Review Worksheet Video 2. Review Worksheet Answers 3. Lesson 38 Quiz 4. Lesson 38 Quiz Answers 5. Lesson 38 Powerpoint

Lesson 39B: Fresh Water and Wetland Biomes

Includes: 1. Review Worksheet video 2. Review Worksheet answers 3. Lesson 39 Quiz 4. Lesson 39 Quiz answers 5. Lesson 39 Powerpoint

Lesson 40B: Energy in Biomes

Includes: 1. Review worksheet video. 2. Review worksheet answers. 3. Lesson 40 Quiz 4. Lesson 40 Quiz Answers 5. Lesson 40 Powerpoint

Unit 8 Test

Includes: 1. Study Guide for Unit 8 test 2. Unit 8 Test 3. Unit 8 Test Answers

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