Santa Cruz  Learning Center

2560 Soquel Avenue Suite 200Santa Cruz CA 95062  |   831-331-5611  |  malika@santacruzlearningcenter.com

Middle School: Life Science

Wednesdays 11:00am - 1:00pm

Instructor: Kaia Duke 



Price: $500 per semester

This is a year-long course

This course is a combination of direction instruction and hands on lab exploration. Following the sequencing of the textbook, students will engage in group and independent work exploring the intricate world of Life Science. Each Wednesday we will transform our classroom into a laboratory and explore what we've learned with hands on experimentation.  Students will contribute their work for our annual science festival each March.  This course is appropriate for all middle school students (grades 6-8).

The course is made up of six units: State Standards Correlation

  1. Living Systems
  2. Cell Biology
  3. Genetics
  4. Evolution and Change
  5. Structure and Function of Living Things
  6. The Human Body


Materials and TextBook: 

1.    Textbook: This year we are using a digital book that is available here.  You can also purchase a physical textbook if you so choose.  

CPO Life Science

Publisher: CPO Science (2007)
ISBN-10: 1588922537
ISBN-13: 978-1588922533

2.   Please bring a full-sized (8 1/2 x 11) spiral bound notebook for notes and lab work and a binder or folder to organize your coursework.