Living Systems

The Living Systems Module takes a look at life at every level of organization¿ biosphere to individual organisms¿to acknowledge that it is complex, involving multiple parts working together in systems to maintain the viability and vigor of the system. Understanding living systems¿ecosystems, populations, and individual organisms¿is a critically important perspective, leading toward an appreciation of the diversity and wonder of life on Earth.

Students will:

  • Observe change over time and draw conclusions regarding the decomposition of organic matter.
  • Use models to explain how biological systems function, such as transport systems in plants and animals.
  • Design and conduct investigations to discover how food is processed in living systems.
  • Design and conduct investigations to discover how the nervous system controls animal activities.
  • Compare reproductive processes for different organisms.

Investigations:

  • Investigation 1: Systems
  • Investigation 2: Growth and Reproduction
  • Investigation 3: Transport Systems
  • Investigation 4: Recycling

A Complete Kit includes:

  • Investigations Guide
  • Teacher Resources
  • 32 Science Resource books
  • Nonconsumable equipment
  • Consumable materials for two class uses

Please note: Live Organism Coupons are not included in the kit; they must be purchased separately.

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