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California Focus On Life Science Ц Interactive Student Edition (2007)


"Focus On Life Science" covers life science topics comprehensively and accurately. It integrates a wide range of hands-on experiences, critical thinking opportunities, and real-world applications. Labs, content area reading, and activities provide students with multiple experiences.
Reading age for native speakers: Middle School students (7th grade)


Introduction to Investigation and Experimentation

Unit 1: Cell Biology
Chapter 1: Cell Structure and Function
- Lesson 1: Cells and Life
- Lesson 2: The Cell
- Lesson 3: Cells and Energy
Chapter 2: From a Cell to an Organism
- Lesson 1: The Cell Cycle and Cell Division
- Lesson 2: Levels of Organization

Unit 2: Reproduction and Genetics
Chapter 3: Reproduction of Organisms
Lesson 1: Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis
- Lesson 2: Plant Reproduction
- Lesson 3: Animal Reproduction
- Lesson 4: Asexual Reproduction
Chapter 4: Genetics
- Lesson 1: Foundations of Genetics
- Lesson 2: Understanding Inheritance

Unit 3: Evolution—Change Over Time
Chapter 5: The Process of Evolution
- Lesson 1: Natural Selection
- Lesson 2: Adaptation and Extinction
Chapter 6: Evolution—Evidence of Change
- Lesson 1: Fossils and Evolution
- Lesson 2: Biological Evidence
- Lesson 3: Evolution and Plate Tectonics
- Lesson 4: Classifying Organisms

Unit 4: Earth and Life History
Chapter 7: The Age of Earth
- Lesson 1: Relative Ages of Rocks
- Lesson 2: Absolute Ages of Rocks
Chapter 8: The History of Life on Earth
- Lesson 1: Geologic Time and Mass Extinctions
- Lesson 2: Early Earth History
- Lesson 3: Middle and Recent Earth History

Unit 5: Structure, Function, and Physical Properties in Living Systems
Chapter 9: The Musculoskeletal System and Levers
- Lesson 1: The Musculoskeletal System
- Lesson 2: The Body and Levers
Chapter 10: The Cardiopulmonary System and Pressure
- Lesson 1: The Pulmonary-Circulatory System
- Lesson 2: Pressure and the Body
Chapter 11: The Eye and Light
- Lesson 1: What is light?
- Lesson 2: Light and Matter
- Lesson 3: Using Lenses
- Lesson 4: The Eye and Vision
Chapter 12: The Ear and Sound
- Lesson 1: Sound
- Lesson 2: The Ear and Hearing
Chapter 13: The Human Reproductive System
- Lesson 1: Reproductive Systems
- Lesson 2: Development Before Birth

Student Resources
Science Safety Skill Handbook
Technology Skill Handbook
Math Skill Handbook
- Math Review
- Science Applications
Reference Handbook
- Using a Calculator
- Understanding Scientific Terms
- Use and Care of a Microscope
- Diversity of Life: Classification of Living Organisms
- Periodic Table of the Elements
English/Spanish Glossary

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