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Unit 2 - Cell Biology

  • 2-1 Cell Theory
  • 2-2 Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
  • 2-3 Cell Organelles
  • 2-4 Passive Cellular Transport (diffusion, osmosis, and facilitated diffusion)
  • 2-5 Active Cellular Transport (molecular pumps, endocytosis, and exocytosis)
  • 2-6 Stem Cells
  • 2-7 Cell Cycle (mitosis)
  • 2-8 Regulation of the Cell Cycle and Cancer

Unit 3 - Classification & Taxonomy

  • 3-1 Cladograms and Dichotomous Keys
  • 3-2 Carolus Linnaeus’ System for Classifying Organisms (Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Genus, species, etc.) according to characteristics such as cell type, reproductive and eating habits, body structure and function
  • 3-3 The Six Kingdoms of Life (Archaebacteria, Eubacteria, Protista, Fungi, Plantae and Animalia, and non-living Viruses)

Unit 4 - Ecology

  • 4-1 Characteristics of Life
  • 4-2 Ecological Organization
  • 4-3 Dichotomous Keys and Classification of Life
  • 4-4 Geochemical Cycles (Water, Carbon, and Nitrogen)
  • 4-5 Population Growth Patterns and Limiting Factors
  • 4-6 Human Impact on the Environment
  • 4-7 Ecological Succession (both primary and secondary)
  • 4-8 Relationships between organisms (predation, competition, and symbiosis)

Unit 5 - Energy Flow

  • 5-1 Enzymes
  • 5-2 ATP
  • 5-3 Producers v. Consumers
  • 5-4 Food Webs
  • 5-5 Trophic Pyramids
  • 5-6 Photosynthesis
  • 5-7 Cellular Respiration (Aerobic and Anaerobic)

Unit 6 - Evolution

  • 6-1 Evolutionary Theory Pre-Darwin
  • 6-2 Principles of Natural Selection
  • 6-3 Modes of Natural Selection
  • 6-4 Mechanisms of Microevolution (genetic drift, gene flow, and sexual selection)
  • 6-5 Genetic Equilibrium and Hardy-Weinberg Calculations
  • 6-6 Patterns of macroevolution
  • 6-7 Evidence of Evolution (from the Fields of Biogeography, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Paleontology, and Embryology)
  • 6-8 Phylogeny, Taxonomy, and Phylogenetic Trees

Unit 7 - Genetics

  • 7-1 DNA and RNA Structure
  • 7-2 DNA Replication
  • 7-3 Protein Synthesis (Transcription and Translation)
  • 7-4 Meiosis

Unit 8 - Heredity

  • 8-1 Mendelian Genetics
  • 8-2 Monohybrid Cross Punnett Squares
  • 8-3 Dihybrid Cross Punnett Squares
  • 8-4 Complex Inheritance Patterns (incomplete dominance, codominance, multiple alleles, polygenic inheritance, linked genes, and sex-linked traits)
  • 8-5 Mutations
  • 8-6 Genetic Disorders
  • 8-7 Pedigrees
  • 8-8 Genetic Engineering

Unit 9 - Human Body Systems

  • 9-1 Integumentary
  • 9-2 Muscular
  • 9-3 Skeletal
  • 9-4 Digestive
  • 9-5 Circulatory
  • 9-6 Lymphatic
  • 9-7 Respiratory
  • 9-8 Urinary
  • 9-9 Endocrine
  • 9-10 Reproductive
  • 9-11 Nervous

Unit 10 - Scientific Method

  • 10-1 Observation and Inference
  • 10-2 Scientific Method Steps, Independent and Dependent Variables, Controls, Experimentation
  • 10-3 How Scientific Research Moves from Hypothesis, Theory and into Law
  • 10-4 Creation of Lab Investigations through Inquiry
  • 10-5 Creating, Analyzing and Interpreting Graphs

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