Life Science Quest for Middle Grades

Life Science Quest for Middle Grades

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Item #: 044948
ISBN: 9781580374507
Grades: 6-9

Product Description:

This inexpensive resource book offers a wealth of terrific life science labs that easily correlate with any life science text, and introduces middle schoolers to lab equipment. It is organized into eight chapters, covering cells, DNA, heredity, simple organisms, the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom, ecosystems, and ecosystem cycles and biomes. Each chapter includes information, a related science lab activity, and a review worksheet. The information is succinctly presented, often with diagrams, charts, and bulleted lists. The lab activities are excellent, and you might be familiar with some of the old life science standbys. In the chapter on cells, three pages are devoted to explaining discoveries related to cells, the parts of a microscope, the main parts of a cell, and the differences between plant and animal cells. Several labs follow, including one where you make microscope slides with onion tissue and cells from a cheek swab and compare the cells, make a cell model using gelatin and a variety of other items, and demonstrate the process of osmosis doing a lab with a bag of scented gelatin in a bath of warm water and iodine. Now, not all chapters are that involved many of them are much shorter, with fewer activities. Teacher resource pages are found at the end of both units in the book, and these include enrichment activities and an answer key. While you will need iodine, slides and cover slips, a microscope, and a magnifying glass for the labs, all other equipment seems to be readily available household items. 94 pages, reproducible. Jess

Category Description for Science Shepherd Life Science (2nd Ed.):

Maintaining the rigor and clarity we have come to expect from Science Shepherd, the 2nd edition features beautiful new graphics and updated technical terms to align with current standards. Written for self-directed learning, students learn the characteristics and chemistry of life, cells, DNA, heredity, evolution and creation, scientific classification, human anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and earth science (ecology). Components include the hardcover, colorfully-illustrated Textbook, Answer Key/Parent Companion with a 36-week schedule, answers to study questions/tests, and chapter summaries. A test booklet is also available. Suggested scheduled lab activities are found in Life Science Quest for Middle Grades and use household items.

Taught by Dr. Scott Hardin, the Life Science DVDs provide 110 video lessons for 20+ hours of teaching support. Following the 36-week schedule found in the answer key and parent companion, the video lessons provide comprehensive teaching from the 2nd Edition Life Science textbook to help your student better understand God’s creation. Also included are the online chapter review quizzes to help promote subject mastery. Quizzes are automatically scored and can be repeated as much as necessary to ensure mastery. Students (and parents!) will appreciate this additional support that equips student’s for independent learning.

Category Description for Science Shepherd Life Science (Gr. 7-9):
Category Description for Science Shepherd Courses:

Written specifically for the Christian homeschool family, this up and coming science curriculum was developed for by a physician and homeschooling dad. Textbooks are full color, easy to understand and user friendly. At all levels, students can work independently, and parents do not need a science background. In the elementary years, videos provide the teaching with workbooks to reinforce the lessons. Optional Course and/or Lab DVD available for Biology.

Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE SCIENCE PROGRAMS:

Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.


Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
6
Grade End
9
ISBN
9781580374507
EAN
044222198701
Author
Schyrlet Cameron & Janie Doss
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Mark Twain Media
Weight
0.85 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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Need a lab book for our coop
Darcey H on May 12, 2022
Looked interesting
Valerie A on Jul 22, 2021
Need a lab book for our coop
Darcey H on May 12, 2022
Nice supplement with flexibility to use as needed
Lisa B on Aug 12, 2021
Looked interesting
Valerie A on Jul 22, 2021
This seems like a good lab book, and will coincide with the Shepherd Science books I'll be using with my middle schooler.
Aimee D on Aug 5, 2020
This coincides with the Science Shepherd Life Science.
Katherine L on Mar 4, 2020
This is the subject area that I teach.
Amanda L on Oct 14, 2019
Looks like something that might give my son a guideline for studying.
Tiana G on Apr 8, 2019
Planning to use as a spine for homemade middle school life science.
Raquel E on Aug 17, 2018
requested by co-op teacher
Laura C on Aug 13, 2018
curriculum needed
beatrice b on Mar 7, 2017
recommended on shepherd science with life science set
Barb L on Jan 15, 2017
Good supplemental material to cement learning.
User on Aug 10, 2016
I want labs for my middle school student.
Jacquelyn M on Aug 4, 2016
as an optional lab component for science shepherd life science
Stacey T on Jul 26, 2016
Nice supplement with flexibility to use as needed
Lisa B on Aug 12, 2021
This seems like a good lab book, and will coincide with the Shepherd Science books I'll be using with my middle schooler.
Aimee D on Aug 5, 2020
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