Each cell, under a specific grade level contains 3 lesson plans and student worksheets per week.  Multimedia activities, web links, and dictionaries can also be found.  Lesson plans increase in difficulty through the grades.  Each grade level builds knowledge in a logical sequence. When printing directly from the Internet Explorer, the pages have to be set up before printing.  Click here for instructions. Printable version and workbooks can be downloaded by clicking here. Printable version of the below Scope and Sequence click here.

  K 1 2 3 4 5 6
(2 weeks)
Grouping & Comparing Organisms Vertebrate Requirements Vertebrate Habitats Organisms without Backbones Cells, Tissues, Organs, Classification Asexual, Sexual Cells Classification of Monera, Protozoa, Fungi
Human Biology
(2 weeks)
Body Parts/ Skeletal System The Five Senses/ Circulation Human Growth and Organs Body Parts, Digestion Human Systems, Circulatory  Body System, Muscles & Tissues Changing Body, Diseases
(2 weeks)
Requirements and Growth Comparing Plant Parts  Function of Plants Classification Growth Strategies, Classification Classification of Plant Communities Plant Reproduction, Photosynthesis Growth and Heredity
Natural Environment
(2 weeks)
Environments and Communities Requirements and Communities Who Eats Whom Simple Food Chains, Biomes Ecosystems in Soil Salt Marshes Marine Biomes, Food Web Natural Selection, Adaptation

Life Cycle Overview

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Life Cycle at a Glance 

All organisms in the Life Cycle require water from birth to death. The various theories on how life began depend on elements and gases in the primordial atmosphere. No matter how life was generated, death of all organisms is inevitable. Their deaths releases organic carbon that become available for use in soil, which helps create more life in the form of plants. Organisms live on this planet in an ecosystem that strives to balance life and death in what is called the Life Cycle. Students learn about this cycle through learning about organisms, human biology, plants, and natural environment. 

In the Classroom

Students learn about themselves and their environment. They study tissues, organisms, body function, diseases, and genetics. Hands-on activities include looking at various organisms by determining the different groups of vertebrates and invertebrates. Students learn about plant parts, photosynthesis, the carbon cycle, and why plants are important. The food chain and its involvement in the natural environment gives students a perspective on how we are all interrelated on this planet.