REAL Science (level one)


RSO Life (level one) is appropriate for 1st to 4th grade. The course is divided into three sections: the human body, the animal kingdom, and the plant kingdom. Students study the major body systems through making models and doing tests on their own bodies. Classification and the five kingdoms of living things are studied as students make an animal kingdom book. Animal kingdom labs include examining real worms, mollusks, arthropods, and butterfly metamorphosis. Students learn about the plant kingdom through looking at the makeup and function of seeds, flowers, leaves, stems, and roots.

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The following is a list of topics your child will learn during the year while completing Life (level one). Each topic and/or subtopic will include 1 to 3 lessons complete with lesson story, labs, reading, and other activities. Each topic will take anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks to complete. Remember your child will also be having a whole lot of fun. Also included in this scope are laughing, playing, digging, exploring, reading, singing, and begging for more RSO!

    What is Life?
  • Living vs. nonliving
  • Living characteristics
    The Cell
  • Cell, nucleus, membrane, vacuole, chloroplast
    The Human Body
  • Skeletal and muscular systems- structure and function
  • Circulatory system- structure and function, blood and blood types
  • Respiratory system- structure and function
  • Digestive system - structure and function
  • Nervous system - structure and function, five senses
  • Growth and genetics - stages of growth and inheritance
    Classifying Life
  • Introduction to the Five Kingdoms of Living Things
  • How and why scientists classify things
    Animal Kingdom
  • Cnidarians
  • Worms
  • Mollusk
  • Echinoderm
  • Arthropod (insects, arachnids, and crustaceans)
  • invertebrates vs. vertebrates
  • Chordate (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals)
    Plant Kingdom
  • Seeds (parts and function)
  • Flowers (parts and function)
  • Leaves (photosynthesis and types)
  • Stems and Roots (types and functions)

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Life (level one) Sample Pages

Arachnid Lab Parent PageEchinoderm Student Notebook PageFish Lab Sudent PageFish Student Notebook Page
Arachnid Lab Parent Page Echinoderm Student Notebook Fish Lab Student Page Fish Student Notebook Page

Life (level one) TOC and Material List

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