Kendall Hunt Publishing


Bscs Science & Technology: Investigating Life Systems Student Edition

Author(s): Biological Sciences Curriculum Studies

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2005

Pages: 576



In InvestigatingLifeSystems, the theme of Systems and Change introduces key ideas from the life sciences. In Unit 1, students examine systems that are in and out of balance and develop a conceptual understanding of systems. In Unit 2, they look at characteristics and causes of variations in populations. They study genetics and patterns of inheritance, as well as the ethical issues associated with genetic engineering.

In Unit 3, they look at change in systems by studying the theory of evolution as an example of an idea that has changed over time, as well as a scientific explanation for changes in living organisms. By studying population systems in Unit 4, the students pull together all of these concepts related to living systems and focus on population growth in general, and the human population system specifically, to learn about the interrelationships that influence system­wide changes. 

Focus Questions:Unit 1: How do life systems stay in balance?Unit 2: Why and how are we different?Unit 3: How do things change across time?Unit 4: What are our limits to growth? 

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Biological Sciences Curriculum Studies

BSCS (Biological Sciences Curriculum Studies) Science Learning is a nonprofit organization that develops science curricula for all grade levels. Based in Colorado Springs, BSCS Science Learning celebrated 60 years of service to science education in 2018.







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