Science Shepherd Life Science is a credited homeschool course which covers a full middle school Life Science curriculum. Life Science may also be used as a high school introductory curriculum, for partial credit. The course is designed to foster and advance critical thinking skills and teach how to integrate scientific facts into practice for a wide range of scientific topics. Students begin by learning the basic characteristics and chemistry of life, including light energy, and then examine cell function and genetic principals. A critical discussion of evolution and creation is introduced, followed by studies in classification, human anatomy and physiology, and earth studies. Successful completion of this course will prepare students for a high school Biology curriculum.