Enroll in Life Science with Dolphin STEM Academy
Life Science deals with the study of all types of living organisms, such as
microorganisms, plants, animals, and humans. The field focuses on their organization
and life processes. Life Science A begins with the basic unit of life—the cell. You’ll
discover how cells build up tissues, organs, and systems. You will study the growth and
development processes of different organisms and see how genes are responsible for
the traits of organisms. You’ll also explore natural selection and artificial selection and
their effects on the genetic traits of organisms.
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
Use the steps of the scientific method to plan an investigation, use evidence to
explain that living things are made up of cells, and create a model that shows cellular organelles.
Conduct an investigation of cells and use evidence to argue that the human body is
made up of tissues, organs, and systems.
Gather and use information to explain that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by
sending messages to the brain.
Use life cycle models to compare and contrast the growth and development of different organisms.
Develop models to describe the similarities and differences between the two types of reproduction.
Perform an experiment and use the results to predict whether a cabbage plant will
be genetically identical or different from its parents, and identify the reproductive parts of a flower.
Develop an argument that explains how animal behaviors and special plant
structures affect an organism’s chances for reproduction.
Create a Venn diagram to compare the characteristics of different types of organisms.
Evaluate your own genetic characteristics, investigate different patterns of
inheritance, and identify the causes and effects of genetic mutations.
Construct an explanation that describes how some traits increase an individual’s
probability of surviving.
Gather and use information to explain how technology has changed the way humans
influence the traits of organisms.
Explain why genetic diversity allows a species to adapt to its environment, and
create an explanation to show the causes and effects of shifting genetic diversity.