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Middle School Life Science: Full Year Curriculum

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Seed and Stem Learning Center
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In this year-long course, students will master the NGSS Life Science standards in a fun and engaging way!

Class Experience

US Grade 5 - 8
Beginner - Advanced Level
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
8 units//32 lessons//32 Weeks
Unit 1Cells
4 lessons4 Weeks
Cells
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Introduction to Cells/Cell Theory
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Types of Cells
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Plant vs. Animal Cells
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Cell Transport/Unit Assessment
Unit 2Genetics
4 lessons4 Weeks
Genetics
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Heredity & Traits
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Mendel’s Pea Plants
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Punnett Squares
 Week 8
Lesson 8
DNA & RNA/Unit Assessment
Unit 3Viruses, Bacteria, Protists, & Fungi
4 lessons4 Weeks
Viruses, Bacteria, Protists, & Fungi
 Week 9
Lesson 9
Bacteria
 Week 10
Lesson 10
Viruses
 Week 11
Lesson 11
Protists
 Week 12
Lesson 12
Fungi/Unit Assessment
Unit 4Classification
4 lessons4 Weeks
Classification
 Week 13
Lesson 13
Dichotomous Keys
 Week 14
Lesson 14
Three Domains
 Week 15
Lesson 15
Animal Phyla
 Week 16
Lesson 16
Animal Classification/Unit Assessment
Unit 5Animals
3 lessons3 Weeks
Animals
 Week 17
Lesson 17
Vertebrates vs. Invertebrates
 Week 18
Lesson 18
Animal Adaptations
 Week 19
Lesson 19
Communication and Behavior/Unit Project
Unit 6Human Body Systems
5 lessons5 Weeks
Human Body Systems
 Week 20
Lesson 20
Levels of Organization
 Week 21
Lesson 21
Integumentary, Skeletal, and Muscular System
 Week 22
Lesson 22
Brain and Nervous System
 Week 23
Lesson 23
Respiration and Gas Exchange
 Week 24
Lesson 24
Circulation/Unit Assessment
Unit 7Homeostasis & Disease
4 lessons4 Weeks
Homeostasis & Disease
 Week 25
Lesson 25
Regulating Blood Sugar
 Week 26
Lesson 26
Infectious Disease
 Week 27
Lesson 27
Antibiotics and Resistance
 Week 28
Lesson 28
Spread of Diseases/Unit Assessment
Unit 8Plants
4 lessons4 Weeks
Plants
 Week 29
Lesson 29
Flowering Plant Life Cycles
 Week 30
Lesson 30
Plant Adaptations
 Week 31
Lesson 31
Environmental Influence on Plant Growth
 Week 32
Lesson 32
Plant Symbiosis/Unit Assessment
  • Students will master the Middle School NGSS Life Science Standards.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Homework
Frequency: 1-2 per week
Feedback: as needed
Details: Students will be assigned various activities and assignments each week. These assignments will include homework sheets, online simulations, presentations and projects.
Assessment
Frequency: 3-6 throughout the class
Details: Students will be assessed through performance and written assessments throughout the course along with activities, experiments and simulations.
Certificate of Completion
Frequency: available upon request
Details: Certificates of completion/report cards will be provided upon request.
Science Notebook (digital or physical)
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Joined May, 2020
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Teacher expertise and credentials
Colorado Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education
Amanda Mucci
Indiana Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education
Sara Neidigh
Virginia Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education
Kimberly Terry
Indiana Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education
Theresa Norris
Indiana Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education
Theresa Norris
New York Teaching Certificate in Special Education
Amanda Zanzano
Maryland Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education
Angela Papandrea
Oregon Teaching Certificate in Social Studies/History
Emily Lindberg, MSED
Washington Teaching Certificate in Mathematics
Jonathan Stone, M.A.T.
Illinois Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education
Bailey Nelson
California Teaching Certificate
Lacey Ferguson
Master's Degree in Science from Montana State University
Michelle Cregger
Master's Degree in Education from George Mason University
Kimberly Terry
Master's Degree in Education from University of West Florida
Victoria Larsen, M.Ed.
Master's Degree in Education from American College of Education
Theresa Norris
Master's Degree in Education from Fordham University
Amanda Zanzano
Master's Degree in Education from Western Oregon University
Emily Lindberg, MSED
Master's Degree in Education from Western Governors University
Jonathan Stone, M.A.T.
Master's Degree in Education from Western Illinois University
Bailey Nelson
Bachelor's Degree in Science from Rochester Institute of Technology
Sarah Herrera Stoltzfus
Bachelor's Degree in Science from Eastern Washington University
Michelle Cregger
Bachelor's Degree in Science from Eastern Washington University
Michelle Cregger
Bachelor's Degree in Science from Eastern Washington University
Michelle Cregger
Bachelor's Degree in Education from Indiana State University
Sara Neidigh
Bachelor's Degree in Science from University of Pittsburgh
Steph Quinones
Bachelor's Degree in Science from University of Arizona
Theresa Norris
Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from Western Washington University
Jonathan Stone, M.A.T.
Bachelor's Degree in Education from Western Illinois University
Bailey Nelson
Welcome to Seed and Stem Learning Center by Bailey Nelson and Kenneth Kirk! 

As a prior public school teacher, Bailey experienced the positive difference that scientific inquiry can have on students. Kenneth, who received his Bachelor's of... 
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$15

weekly or $480 for 32 classes
1x per week, 32 weeks
45 min

Completed by 327 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-14
3-13 learners per class

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