Learning lots of words and concepts associated with a topic can be overwhelming. But, these biology vocabulary cards make it easy! Each day you will show your children the picture and the word for that day’s card and read the short description on the back.
Some days it will be a word like ‘virus’ or ‘nucleus’. Other days you will learn about how cells replicate or the systems of the body.
Then, at the end of the week, use the system provided to ‘quiz’ your children. Practicing active recall of the information will ensure your children have fully learned each of the 30 words or concepts by the end of each month.
Month One starts with cards about living organisms and viruses. Then, types and parts of cells are covered. A quick chemistry review is next with the different macro nutrients your body needs.
Month Two continues with transport of nutrients across the cell membrane, the processes of photosynthesis and cell respiration, details of DNA and the beginning of cell replication.
Month Three details mitosis, meiosis, and asexual reproduction.
Month Four covers genetics and begins organ systems.
Month Five and most of Month Six are about plants.
The end of Month Six begins human body systems, which continues throughout Month Seven, Eight, Nine and the beginning of Month Ten. Included are: the nervous, integumentary, digestive, urinary, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, skeletal, muscular, and lymphatic/immune systems.
Month Ten begins ecology.
Month Eleven continues ecology with a brief overview of biomes, food webs, and biogeochemical cycles.
Month Twelve finishes ecology with threats to ecosystems and then begins the classification of organisms.
Month Thirteen is the last month and finishes the classification of organisms with just 18 days of cards.
Note: These cards are meant to accompany a biology curriculum and not serve as a stand alone teaching tool.
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades