This course is designed to help you to learn many skills that you will need to succeed in life. You will be expected to work on most projects in teams. You will need to divide up jobs and be accountable. At the end of each unit you will have to account for what parts you did and what parts your team mates did. You will also be responsible for learning problem solving and research skills, critical thinking and time management. You will also work on your reading and writing skills.

In this course you will learn about living things and the way they interact with their environment. This requires that you learn some new words in each chapter. I will provide you with a list of vocabulary words at the beginning of each unit, along with the objectives for that section. It will be your responsibility to look these words up in the glossary and write definitions, in your own words, for each before you read the chapter. You should also familiarize yourself with the objectives so that you can measure your progress. Any extra reading other than the text will be listed at the beginning of each chapter.

What is Life?