Packed full of serious science taught in a fun manner, RSO is an incremental program that incorporates mathematics,the scientific method, and science terminology. Created to teach high-school level topics to middle school students in a way they'll understand, this RSO Level 2 text presents engaging, illustrated lessons directly to the student.
REAL Science Odyssey Biology: Level 2 chapters include hands-on and microscope-based labs; units end with multiple-choice "Show what you know" quizzes. Students will learn how to speculate, hypothesize, experiment, and conclude, while observation skills are developed through sketch drawings and written descriptions based off the lab. Biographical sketches of famous scientists are integrated throughout, as well as poems, writing & research activities, and diagram identification exercises.
RSO Biology is a level two curriculum and designed to be used after the REAL Life Science curriculum. This text includes units on cells, genetics, anatomy & physiology, ecology, classification, and evolution, with chapters including nutrition, DNA, carbon, mitosis & meiosis, systems of the body, natural selection, endangered species, and more.
This level is a complete one-year science curriculum if used one or two times a week. Level 2 is appropriate for Grades 5-8. 754 pages, softcover.
Please Note: this curriculum endorses and teaches an old-earth model and evolution. The human reproductive system is also covered with line-drawn illustrations.