Syllabus
A Syllabus is your game plan for a subject course you want to present. It will list what you plan to read, videos you plan to view, activities you plan to do, Internet field trips you plan to take, field trips, reviews, quizzes, tests. It is the day by day plan for that subject.


Resources

Resources: “What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know” by E.D. Hirsch, “Teach Yourself Genetics” Popular Science Series, , “A+ Projects in Biology” by Joyce VanCleave, Life Science Workbook (Steck Vaughn)

Public Library Resources
Five Kingdoms: An Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth by Lynn Margulis 1998. (Search on title keywords: Five Kingdoms)

Syllabus
Life Science:Taxonomy & Cells

Class 1 - Classification
Reading: Life Science: Taxonomy & Cells pgs: 1-2
Activity: Illustrate the classification of 2 animals using the book: Five Kingdoms: An Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth. Start with the taxonomy worksheet.

Class 2 - Cells
Reading: What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know pgs: 331-335
Reading: Teach Yourself Genetics pgs: 3-7
Reading: Life Science: Taxonomy & Cells Workbook pg: 3-4
Lab assignment: Can we observe the parts of animal and plant cells?
Lab Activity: Microscope work: Observe and record, illustrate. Items: Cork, cheek cells, blood, plant stem, onion skin.

Class 3 - And so on.......