This course begins with the main characteristics shared by every living thing. You’ll study the chemistry of molecules, cells, organisms, and the interdependence of living things and their environments. You’ll relate cell structures and parts to life-sustaining functions. You’ll study DNA, genetics, inheritance, evolution, and life forms. Finally, you’ll review the human body.Course Objectives
By the end of this course, you'll be able to
- Describe the characteristics, chemistry, and ecology of living things
- Analyze cells and their processes for obtaining energy and reproducing
- Explain how traits are passed on from one generation to the next
- Explain how different species of living things have evolved and are classified
- Identify the characteristics and behavior of plants and animals
- Diagram the anatomy and physiology of the human body
All of your course materials are included in this course experience. You'll find it easiest to study this course by following these steps:
- Look over the syllabus, paying close attention to the course and lesson objectives.
- Read each objective. Pay close attention to main concepts and definitions.
- Complete each assignment as you come to it.
- When you've completed each assignment, look over the lesson review.
- When you're confident you understand the material, complete the lesson exam.
Reading assignments, exercisesMethods of Assessment
Requested competency code:
- Lab Science
In order to be reviewed as a laboratory science, we will need a list of physical laboratory experiments completed for this course and number of hours students spend doing laboratory assignments each week.