Science & Nature

Science Basics - Life Science I (Once a Week)

Your middle school student will be introduced to cells, organelles, and cell division (mitosis) in this eight-week course in a fun and meaningful way.
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45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 8 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed Sep 14

Sep 14 - Nov 9 (8 weeks)
8pm - 8:45pm

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
By the end of this course, your student will understand cell theory, what characteristics define a living organism versus non-living, visually identify prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, describe different types of cells and why they may have more or less specific organelles, define the function of each organelle, and identify the sequence of mitosis and its importance for the body. 
In this course, your student will have 1-2 review activities each week, two projects, and two short 10 question quiz to check their understanding. All work can be completed digitally or printed for convenience. 

Project #1 (Week 4) Students will create their own organism and describe how it fulfills the requirements of a living organism. 
Project #2 (Week 6) Cell diagram. Students will make a cell diagram for either a plant or animal cell. 
All work can be completed digitally. 

If your student prefers doing the projects on paper the following materials are suggested: paper, color pencils, and small household items for the cell diagram project. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students are given short quizzes throughout the course to check their understanding. Parents can ask for a report if needed. 
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Ashley McLaurin
Lives in the United States
Experienced Science Educator
447 total reviews
503 completed classes

About Me

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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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