Science & Nature

Science Flex - Middle School Life Science Quarter 1 - Unlocking the Cell City

In this 8 week flex course, your learner will walk away with a strong understanding of all parts of the cell; including the mitochondria, ribosomes, cell membrane, the nucleus, chromosomes, genes and much more!
Patch Kulp
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Class Experience

Students will understand how genes and traits are passed within a family. 
Students will understand how mutations impact genes and traits. 
Students will learn about specific genetic disorders that are both common and uncommon in today's world. 
MS-LS1-1. Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.
MS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function. 
MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
MS-LS1-5. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms. 
MS-LS3-1. Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism. 
MS-LS3-2. Develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.
Hi learners and parents! 
I currently am a credentialed teacher in Washington State and hold my endorsements in biology (5-12), health (K-12) and fitness (K-12). 
I currently teach AP Biology, honors biology, anatomy and physiology and health science. 
Last year, I taught biology, environmental science, health, physics and P.E. to middle and high school students. 
I hold my Masters Degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in life sciences and health.
I received my Bachelors Degree in Athletic Training from Whitworth University. I completed 1,250 clinical hours in physical therapy clinics, collegiate, semi-professional and high school athletic training rooms, emergency rooms and urgent cares.
Students will be assigned note sheets to complete throughout the lessons. 
Students will be assigned 2 creative, projects that will challenge them to apply all that they have learned throughout the course.
Homework each week should take 1-2 hours. 
Students will be supplied with a note sheet each week that can be printed or downloaded as a word document. 
Students will create a cell diagram using a method of their choice: food (cake and pie are the most popular choices), paper diagram, etc. If your student chooses the food option, then he or she will need cake mix and multiple (about 12) types of candy to show each part of the cell. 
Students will be assessed with note sheets and a final, culminating project. 
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.


Patch Kulp
Lives in the United States
Elementary and Middle School Science, Physical Education, Health and Math Teacher
308 total reviews
197 completed classes

About Me


I am a high energy science, P.E., tech and math educator, high school football coach, former collegiate football player and fitness instructor. If you are looking for a fun and engaging class in the field of science, fitness, health,... 
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