This course emphasizes the study of living organisms and life processes. The course is presented in two semesters.
Semester 1 examines the structure and function of cells and human body systems including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, lymphatic, and reproductive systems. It provides lines of support for the Theory of Evolution, the evolutionary process, hominid evolution, classification and interdependence of living organisms.
Semester 2 consists of four units that include evolution, the origins of life, diversity of life, human form and function, animal behavior, and ecology.
Science 1: Earth and Space Science
Science 2: Physical Science
This course is aligned to the National Science Education Standards (NSES), Florida Sunshine State Standards, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards, Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, and Colorado P-12 Academic Standards.
Unit 5: Evolution and the Origins of Life
Unit 6: The Diversity of Life
Unit 7: Human Form and Function
Introduction to the Human Body
Unit 8: Animal Behavior and Ecology