Life Science

  • Credits: 3 + 1 lab
  • Course Code: BIOL 124

This course focuses on the classification of living things, the animal kingdoms, basic cell structure, and activities of living cells and organisms.

Students also examine the theories of creation and biological evolutions in relationship to the bible.

As they work through the course, they develop a biblical understanding of man’s stewardship of the earth by studying ecosystems, interrelationships among organisms, and natural resources.


No Monthly


Week 1 : An Introduction to the Scientific Method

  • Chapter 1 PPT and Objectives
  • Reading
  • Preparation for Discussion Forum on the Scientific Method
    Scientific Method Discussion Forum

Week 2 : Atoms and Molecules of Life

  • Chapter 2 PPT and Objectives
  • Reading
  • Research
  • Quiz

Week 3 : Life in Plants (Botany)

  • Chapters 14, 15 PPTs and Objectives
  • Reading
  • Plant Cell Organelles Discussion Forum

Week 4 : Life in Communities (Ecosystems)

  • Chapters 3 and 4 PPTs and Objectives
  • Reading
  • Assignment (Presentation)
  • Carry Capacity Discussion Forum

Week 5 : Cell Structure and Function

  • Chapter 5 PPT and Objectives
  • Reading
  • Content/Lesson Information
  • Internet Cell Activity
  • What to study for Cell Theory (closed book) quiz
  • Quiz: Cell Theory CLOSED BOOK

Courses consist of 12 units over a 16-week period. The above is only a sample.

There are no prerequisites for Life Science.

Biology, 5th ed.

Groves, Hensley, and Santopietro | ISBN 9781606829363

Buy the book.

40% — assignments
15% — reading and reflection
20% — quizzes and tests
15% — discussion forums
10% — final exam

Dr. Kristin Bird

Adjunct Faculty

  • BA in Fine Performing Arts Degree, Chatham University
  • MAT in Elementary Education, University of Pittsburgh
  • PhD in Instructional and Curriculum Leadership, Northcentral University

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