Life Science I

Detailed Table of Contents

UNIT 1: STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES IN ORGANISMS

Lesson 1.1 - Kingdoms of Living Things

  • Living vs. Non-living Things
  • Non-living Things
  • Living Things
  • Kingdoms
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Plant Kingdom
  • Other Kingdoms
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 1.2 - Animal Structures

  • Organs
  • Organ Systems
  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Nervous System
  • Digestive System
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 1.3 - Plant Structures

  • Plant Structures
  • Roots
  • Stems
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Seeds
  • Vascular Plants
  • Non-vascular Plants
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 1.4 - Basic Needs of Living Things

  • Basic Needs
  • Water
  • Air
  • Food
  • A Place to Grow
  • Correct Climate
  • Clothing
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 1.5 - Senses

  • Sense Receptors
  • See
  • Hear
  • Smell
  • Taste
  • Feel
  • Processing Information
  • Plant Senses
  • Vocabulary

UNIT 2: GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF ORGANISMS

Lesson 2.1 - Invertebrates

  • Animal Groups
  • Vertebrates
  • Invertebrates
  • Life Cycles
  • Butterflies
  • Eggs
  • Larvae
  • Pupae
  • Adults
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 2.2 - Mammals

  • Life Cycles
  • Life Span
  • Mammals
  • Dogs
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 2.3 - Fish and Birds

  • Vertebrates
  • What is a Fish?
  • Fish Species
  • Fish Life Cycle
  • What is a Bird?
  • Bird Life Cycle
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 2.4 - Amphibians and Reptiles

  • Vertebrates
  • What is an Amphibian?
  • Amphibian Life Cycle
  • What is a Reptile?
  • Reptile Life Cycle
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 2.5 - Flowering Plants

  • Life Cycle
  • Seed
  • Seedling
  • Budding Plant
  • Flowering Plant
  • Fruit
  • New Seeds
  • Vocabulary

 

UNIT 3: ECOLOGY

Lesson 3.1 - Ecosystems

  • Ecosystems
  • Basic Needs
  • What is a Food Web?
  • Producers
  • Consumers
  • Decomposers
  • Food Webs
  • Food Chains
  • Recycled Matter
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 3.2 - Organization of Ecosystems

  • Ecosystems
  • Biomes
  • Community
  • Populations
  • Habitat
  • Niche
  • Biosphere
  • Changes in the Environment
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 3.3 - Biomes

  • Biomes
  • Aquatic
  • Desert
  • Forest
  • Grassland
  • Tundra
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 3.4 - Group Behavior

  • Groups
  • Small Family Groups
  • Hierarchies
  • Protection
  • Colonies
  • Vocabulary

UNIT 4: EVOLUTION

Lesson 4.1 - Heredity

  • What is Heredity?
  • Plant Offspring
  • Animal Offspring
  • Human Children
  • Physical Traits of Humans
  • Mental Traits of Humans
  • Learned Behaviors
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 4.2 - Variation of Traits

  • Traits
  • Heredity
  • Environment
  • Managed Changes
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 4.3 - Adaptation

  • Adaptation
  • Physical Adaptations
  • Mimicry
  • Camouflage
  • Behavioral Adapations
  • Migration
  • Hibernation
  • Natural Selection
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 4.4 - Extinction

  • Survival
  • Extinction
  • Natural Causes
  • Progress
  • Pollution
  • Over-hunting
  • Invading Species
  • Modern Extinction
  • Fossils
  • What Fossils Tell Us
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 4.4 - Biodiversity

  • Biodiversity
  • How Many Species
  • Being Dependent
  • Benefits to Humans
  • Vocabulary