Diversity of Life (Middle School)
"The FOSS Diversity of Life Course emphasizes the use of knowledge and evidence to construct explanations for the structures and functions of living organisms. Students observe and maintain protests, plants, and animals in the classroom and study their characteristic features. The study progresses from macroscopic to microscopic observation to discover the fundamental unit of life, the cell. Students then investigate organism subsystems and behaviors and consider their diversity of adaptive structures and strategies."