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Basic Science

General Introductory Information

This is the topic as the springboard into the Basic Sciences. What is a cell and why is it important? What do kingdoms and Sciences have in common? In General Introductory Information, you will achieve the basic understanding of Classification Basics of living things. Think of the world of science as a shed containing tools and all the tools are neatly organized into Levels of Organization such as Three Domains/Five Kingdoms/Taxonomy so you are well equipped to use the knowledge obtained in that shed. You will find Common Features of All Forms of Life in here so you can connect the dots between all Living Organisms and Their Environment. Once you begin your exploration, you will find that everything begins and maintains life with cells. Part of this general introductory topic will help you grasp foundational information such as Cells: The Structural and Functional Units of Life. This is where your journey in the Sciences begin to form a solid understanding of the exciting world around you!

Next Generation Science Standards-Aligned Tutorials and Pathways

We want to make it simple for you to begin integrating Next Generation Science-Aligned Lessons into your classroom. Our Science Pathways feature in-depth, relevant content that aligns to these new standards. As an added benefit, these Pathways use Sophia’s Many Ways To Learn, an innovative approach that features multiple instructors and teaching techniques to connect with all kinds of learning styles.

Sciences Courses for College Credit

Sophia College Courses are low-cost, self-paced, credit-carrying courses eligible for transfer to many different colleges and universities.*

Human Biology

Examine the molecular and cellular basis of life as well as genetics and organ systems.

Pathways that Teach General Introductory Information

Pathways are a sequence of tutorials that help you learn a whole subject area, one concept at a time. Choose from multiple teachers and teaching styles.
General Introductory Information Pathway
Concepts: 6
Quiz Points: 90
NGSS Standard MS-LS1-1
Concepts: 9
Quiz Points: 135
NGSS Standard MS-LS1-2
Concepts: 7
Quiz Points: 90
The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 25 of Sophia's online courses for college credit. These courses are eligible to transfer to many different colleges and universities.