WOP: Unit One: Intro to Life Science

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WOP: Unit One: Intro to Life Science

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**We are requiring a minimum of six students to offer the Unit.**

Units occur over a one week period.  Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays.  Sessions occur from 9 am until 10:30 am.

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Unit One Lessons Include:

Lesson 1: Intro to Life Science

Lesson 2: What Is A Kingdom (Classification)

Lesson 3: Cells (Plant & Animal) The Basic Unit of Life


Unit One Lesson Breakdown

LESSON ONE: INTRO TO LIFE SCIENCE

In this session, we'll discuss what constitutes life.  We'll cover the various processes that life must undergo in order to be considered "alive".  We'll discuss Spontaneous Generation and how it proves these various classifications that support the concept of something being "alive".

We'll also meet the classic French scientist Louis Pasteur the one responsible for his experiment on Spontaneous Generation and how it provides evidence that life comes only from life.

LESSON TWO: WHAT IS A KINGDOM? (TAXONOMY)

In this session, we'll discuss one of the most important aspects of Science, classification.  Mankind has been classifying and organizing our world into categories since the beginnings of recorded history.  We'll look at why it is important to classify things, what we can observe while classifying things, as well as how it helps us to explain the world around us.

We'll also meet Carl Linnaeus, a Swedish botanist who is responsible for beginning the process of Dichotomous Keys and Binomial Nomenclature.  Carl is affectionally referred to as the "father of modern taxonomy".  We'll even do a little "classifying" of our own.

LESSON THREE: CELLS; THE BASIC UNIT OF LIFE:

In this session, we'll discuss the unit that is most basic to all of life.  The cell.  Whether it be; plant or animal, the cell and its processes are responsible for carrying out everything that makes us "alive".  We'll cover some of the various parts of a cell, often called "organelles" as well as what some of those parts are used for.  We'll discuss the process of Mitosis and how the replication of cells is essential to life.  We'll also briefly discuss DNA and Meiosis.

If time allows we'll meet Robert Hooke a British scientist responsible for first discovering the concept of the "cell" in 1665.