Middle School Life Science

With engaging inquiry-based investigations, large, full-color diagrams and illustrations, and real-world connections, students enjoy and retain key biology concepts. Includes cells, the human body, heredity, evolution, DNA structure and functions, classification, and many other topics, including the vital relationships between our physical environment and our bodies.

Student Textbook

Cover of Earth Science textbook

Sample page from Earth Science textbook
  • Unit 1: Living Systems
    • Chapter 1: Studying Life
    • Chapter 2: Living things
    • Chapter 3: Classifying Living Things
  • Unit 2: Organisms and the Environment
    • Chapter 4: Physical Science Connections
    • Chapter 5: Ecosystems
    • Chapter 6: Biomes
  • Unit 3: Cell Biology
    • Chapter 7: Cell Structure and Function
    • Chapter 8: Cell Processes
    • Chapter 9: The Microscopic World
  • Unit 4: Genetics
    • Chapter 10: Reproduction
    • Chapter 11: Heredity
    • Chapter 12: The Code of Life
  • Unit 5: Evolution and Change
    • Chapter 13: Evolution
    • Chapter 14: Earth and Life History
  • Unit 6: Structure and Function
    • Chapter 15: The Diversity of Life
    • Chapter 16: Plants
    • Chapter 17: Animals
  • Unit 7: The Human Body
    • Chapter 18: Human Body Systems
    • Chapter 19: Support and Movement
    • Chapter 20: Vision and Hearing

Investigation Manual

Students learn best through direct experience and discovery.
Softcover: 170 pages

  • 40 hands-on investigations (two per chapter) and 9 lab skills activities
  • Completely integrated with readings in student text and teacher’s guide
  • Students design and conduct experiments; construct and test conclusions; observe results; and gather, record, and analyze data
  • Key questions begin each investigation to focus the student on major concepts
Cover of Life Science Investigation Manual
Page from Life Science Investigation Manual

Teacher's Toolkit

Teacher's Guide cover, sample page, and multple CD-ROMs

The easy-to-use, inquiry-based teacher’s guide and innovative technology resources offer many practice and assessment options.

  • Teacher’s Guide
    (available with Tool Kit or separately)
    Completely integrated with student materials. Includes lesson planner, sequence and time table, and teaching tips. Provides synopsis of the student reading, review of the leading question and learning objectives. Also gives you samples of teaching scenarios, investigation data and student answers. Equipment and consumable materials list and equipment preparation.
  • Teacher Resource CD-ROM
    Student skill sheets. Color teaching tools with index. Blackline masters.
  • ExamView® Test Bank Software (CD-ROM and Guide Book)
  • Electronic Book (CD-ROM)
  • Lesson Organizer
  • NEW! Life Science Interactive DVD
    An interactive learning opportunity to expand student's understanding of difficult science concepts.

Equipment Kit

Hands-On Equipment—High-quality, specially designed solid wood equipment brings a completely new level of excitement into your classroom.


Kit Includes:

  1. Crazy Traits
  2. DNA Forensic Investigations
  3. Light and Optics
  4. Microscope
  5. Marble Launcher
  6. Spring Scales
  7. Pond Organisms Chart
  8. Lever
  9. PTC Paper
  10. Magnifying Lens
  11. Weight Set
  12. Creature Cards (Set of 10)
  13. Life Science Slide Set (13 Slides)
  14. Stethoscope
  15. Food Web Cards
  16. CPO Living Systems
  17. Tape Measure
  18. Blood Pressure Cuff (Not shown)
  19. Physics Stand and Base

Program Pricing

Middle School Life Science
492-3560 ISBN # 978-1-58892-487-2 Student Text
492-3570 ISBN # 9978-1-58892-488-9 Investigations Manual
492-3550 ISBN # 978-1-58892-489-6 Student Book Set (Includes 1 Student Text and 1 Investigations Manual)
492-3580 ISBN # 978-1-58892-490-2 Teacher's Guide
492-5350 ISBN # 978-1-58892-497-1 Teacher's Toolkit
792-5350 ISBN # 978-1-58892-529-9 Equipment Kit
592-3520 ISBN # 978-1-60431-000-9 Interactive DVD