Projects in The Life Sciences

 

 

Teacher:  Charlotte Reininger

Ages:  11-14

Mat Fees: $40

Class Fees:  $240 or $230 if taking 2 or more classes per quarter.  Can be split into three equal payments.  Price is for one quarter only.

Homework:   YES

 

Projects in The Life Sciences introduces students to various topics on cells, human anatomy and physiology, classification and diversity, genetics and heredity, organisms and their environments, human health and homeostasis, and the theory of evolution. The hands-on activities and labs in each unit helps the students to explore Science as a young Scientist and, creates a sense of inquisitiveness in them. The main goal of this course is to encourage the student learn beyond what is offered in a standard textbook, and encourage the student to think and find easy and sustainable solutions to some of the global issues in our future, and to understand that “Science has no boundaries”, to learn and to explore.

 

Our year-long study of Life Sciences will include

 

  • The Basic Unit of Life- The Cell, cellular communications & cell reproduction, Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cell, Cell Membrance functions, transport mechanisms, Genes and Genetics, Inheiritance,  Natural Selection, DIversity, Seeded and seedless plants, plant reproduction, Invertebrates, human skeletal and muscular, respiratory, circulatory, digestive and other systems, taxonomy and more!    While this course will cover all of the standard topics within the Middle School Life Sciences course, the objective is to engage in a wide variety of hands on experiments and labs to bring all of this area of science to LIFE!

 

Our hands on labs will include

indentifying the macromolecules needed for life (protein, carbs, lipids, nucleic acids)

tours of the Eukaryotic cells

osmosis and diffusion labs

mitosis and meiosis labs

photosynthesis and light experiments

DNA extractions

inheiritance and Punnett squares

Creating species for different types of habitats

bacteria culturing & how mold kills bacteria

hydroponics lab

earthworm dissections

And so many more!