ONLINE UNIT OF STUDY
This unit includes consolidated online resources and recommended learning activities. Units are divided into three learning levels and are designed to be used by parents and students as a guide in their homeschooling program. Printable materials and time-tracking tools are included with your purchase.
Upon completing this unit, students will demonstrate understanding of the following:
- Living things have unique and diverse life cycles, but all have the following in common: birth, growth, reproduction, and death.
- The life cycles and development of different organisms may vary greatly in rate, form, and complexity, with some features common among plants, and others common among animals.
- Organisms have a variety of characteristics and strategies for reproduction.
- Organisms also have physical and behavioral characteristics and strategies that are used by both parents and offspring to help the offspring survive.
Through our Homeschool Solutions online learning program, we aim to offer an educational resource that can truly benefit the homeschooling community. The curriculum content is made up of reliable online resources, compiled by expert educators. These resources support the learning goals for each unit of study. Unit goals are created by considering the essential content students need to thrive as well-educated, culturally-literate adults in today’s society.
In addition to the essential, foundational knowledge presented in this unit about life cycles and reproduction, we strive to support the development of key character traits and critical thinking skills that lead to lifelong success. All learning activities in this unit about life cycles and reproduction are designed with these goals in mind. Our activities encourage and support traits such as self-awareness, empathy, and creativity. They also heavily emphasize the development of key critical thinking skills including goal setting, problem solving, forming and communicating opinions, and considering the perspectives of others.