The Life Science curriculum is comprised of all fields of science that involve the scientific study of living organisms; such as plants, animals, and human beings. The course emphasizes a more complex understanding of change, cycles, patterns, and relationships in the living world. Students build on basic principles related to these concepts by exploring the cellular organization and the classification of organisms; the dynamic relationships among organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems; and changes as a result of the transmission of genetic information from generation to generation. This course explores environmental and global issues, which affect the world with emphasis placed on skill development to provide students with the basic tools they need to be successful in the course. This scientific view defines the idea that explanations of nature are developed and tested, using observation, experimentation, models, evidence, and systematic processes based on logical thinking.