In this course, students will be immersed in the study of living things. The course focuses on an understanding of broader concepts and how they are interconnected. Students will be observing, inferring, and experimenting as they are encouraged to ask questions, form explanations, compare their explanations with current scientific knowledge, and communicate their ideas.
The course includes comprehension and critical thinking questions, activities, and labs. Online resources and activities are an integral part of the course. A lab kit is available for purchase, and there is a full list of materials in the coursebook appendix.
This course is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and satisfies the high school lab science requirement. The lessons are organized into 8 units:
- Unit 1: Introduction to Biology
- Unit 2: Cells
- Unit 3: Genetics
- Unit 4: Evolution
- Unit 5: Ecology
- Unit 6: Classification and Diversity
- Unit 7: Plants
- Unit 8: Animals
The following materials are included in this course:
- Biology: The Study of Life coursebook
- Textbook: Holt McDougal Biology: Student Edition
- Lab kit, Biology: The Study of Life
Uses Teacher Manual item number 19113
High School Teacher Manuals are available only for families who use our curriculum independently (non-enrolled). Enrolled students and families should contact their Oak Meadow teacher directly for questions regarding course work.