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Life Science II (Flex)

In this four-week course, your student will be introduced to DNA structure and function, basic genetics, meiosis, and predicting genetic outcomes using Punnett squares.
Ashley McLaurin, BS Biology
489 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 6 learners
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Aug 15

Aug 15 - Sep 12 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Aug 22

Aug 22 - Sep 19 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Aug 29

Aug 29 - Sep 26 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

By the end of this course, your student will understand the basics of genetic material and inheritance. They will learn about the structure and function of DNA, that genes are located on chromosomes, how genetic material is passed from parent to offspring (cells only, no other details), and how to calculate the probability of traits being passed from parent to offspring. 
Your student will have 1-2 review activities each week, one project, and review games to check their understanding of this course. All work can be completed digitally or printed for convenience. 

Project #1 DNA Model (Week 1)
All work can be completed digitally. If your student prefers doing the projects on paper, the following materials are suggested: paper, colored pencils, and small household items for the DNA model.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Meiosis is the formation of gametes, the cells used in reproduction. We are only addressing the cell division and the random assortment of DNA that leads to genetically diverse offspring. 


Ashley McLaurin, BS Biology
Lives in the United States
Experienced Science Educator
489 total reviews
550 completed classes

About Me

Hi, and thank you for stopping to look into my courses! 

I am excited to share that this is my 11th year of teaching! I live in Indiana with my husband, son, and dog. I hold a bachelor's degree in biology, a Texas teaching certificate, and an... 
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