The middle school student has just begun to enjoy their God-given abilities to think critically and abstractly. They love asking “why,” challenging assumptions, and figuring things out on their own, making science an ideal subject both for fostering cognitive growth and just for having fun. At this age, they benefit from an in-depth study of a specific science. Therefore, ILA’s three middle school core science classes, earth science, life science, and physical science, serve them well and prepare them to excel later in their high school classes of biology, chemistry, and physics. This year’s offering is life science; the others will be offered in subsequent years.
Life science is designed to serve as a solid foundation for the later study of upper-level biology and to promote discovery and interpretation of the characteristics of God’s creation. Topics to be investigated include taxonomy, ecology, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, botany, zoology, and human anatomy and physiology. Within the context of this scientific exploration, students will acquire inquiry and problem solving skills and will apply what they learn by formulating and testing their own hypotheses and drawing conclusions.
This course requires a text book purchase and about 3-5 hours of homework per week.
Text book: CPO Life Science (The link below is just for reference as you may be able to find it on ebay or elsewhere for less.)