Life Science Scope and Sequence

The Life Science Task Card set includes 37 cards and an Introduction to the course.  The cards may be used by students in grades K – 6 and are intended to be used at a pace of about one per week.  This course covers key content for grammar stage students.  Younger students who are currently developing their reading and math skills will not be overwhelmed by these cards.  Upper elementary and advanced early elementary students will find these tasks the perfect springboard for further scientific investigation.  Topics included on the cards follow.

1 – Life, living, non-living, plants, animals, humans

2 – Vertebrates, invertebrates, mammal, reptile, amphibian, bird, fish

3 – Habitat, pond, grassland, jungle, ocean, mountain, farm animals, wild, tame


4 – Worms


5 – Snails and Slugs


6 – Butterflies and Moths, life cycle, migration


7 – Bees and Wasps, hive


8 – Ants and Termites, nest


9 – Spiders, Mites, and Scorpions


10 – Fish, ocean, coral reef, lake


11 – Alligators and Crocodiles, reptile


12 – Turtles and Tortoises


13 – Frogs and Toads, amphibian


14 – Birds


15 – Lions, Tigers, Wild Cats, pride, mammal


16 – Bears, hibernation, polar bear, brown bear, black bear

17 – Whales and Dolphins


18 – Monkeys and Apes, chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan


19 – Elephants and Rhinos


20 – Hares and Rabbits


21 – Kangaroo, marsupials, mob


22 – Review, Animal Homes, Animals in Winter, Extinction, Food Chain, Food Web, other topic of interest that needed more time.


23 – Human Body Reproduction

24 – Skin, Hair, Teeth, Nails, Melanin


25 – Skeletal system


26 – Nerve System


27 – Digestive System


28 – Circulatory System


29 – Muscular System


30 – Respiratory System


31 – Sensory Systems/The Senses


32 – Health and Safety


33 – Plant Structure


34 – Flower


35 – Plant Reproduction


36 – Leaves, photosynthesis


37 – Trees

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