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Life Science

Introduction to botany, anatomy, and zoology

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Kim Heinecke


Class time:

WED (2) 10:10-11:30

THURS (2) 10:10-11:30


Class size:

minimum 8, maximum 16


Pre-requisites for class:



Additional fees:

$50 lab fee/year 


Graduation requirement:


  • Course Description

Students will engage in class discussions, independent study, and weekly hands-on experiments to explore an introduction to life science.

The World of Plants: Discover the Creator’s handiwork as you study the beauty and intricacy of seeds, leaves, and flowers. Explore trees, fungi, algae, unusual plants, moss, and more. Grow, observe, and experiment with plants.

The Human Body: The human body is an incredibly complex and created wonder. Learn about the amazing functions of each system and understand that you are made in God’s image. Create models and observe simple dissection (cow/sheep heart and lungs, etc.)

The World of Animals: Discover how each animal was designed by God to be unique, from mammals and slimy frogs to jellyfish, butterflies, and bacteria. Classify and observe the animal world.

  • Classwork / Homework

Class time will consist of guided note taking, group discussions, and hands-on activities. Throughout the week, students will complete reading assignments, answer study questions, and record observations from class experiments. All of the material will first be introduced in class.  Students will print the homework that is posted to Google Classroom.

Assignments will be slightly modified for 4th grade students.

  • Required Books & Materials
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  • textbook

  • composition notebook

  • folder or binder for graded work and handouts

  • colored pencils

  • (periodic) supervised internet access

God’s Design for Life
ISBN: 1683441273

*Student book only*

Publisher: Master Books

Recommended Retailers: & Mardel

Contact the instructor if you have additional questions.
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