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Biology 2

Classroom: Biology 2

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This course explores in depth the principles of molecular, cellular, and organism biology. Topics include the molecular basis of inheritance, evolution, population genetics, six-kingdom analysis, and the systems of the human body.
Including, but not limited to:

1.  Describe how discoveries by biologists can have both beneficial and detrimental affects on the quality of human life.
2. Identify appropriate safety procedures for typical laboratory emergencies such as, broken glass, chemical spills, chemical splashes on skin or in the eye, and the prevention of fires.
3  Recognize the criteria that biologists use for judging the validity of scientific theories and that among scientists there are different interpretations of data.
4.  Describe the processes that move molecules in living systems and their importance--diffusion, osmosis, and active transport.  Include the direction of movement, types of substances moved and energy that drives each process.
5.  Locate, identify the functions of, and describe how the following cell organelles or areas are adapted to carry out processes needed by the cell nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, nuclear membrane, chromosome, ribosomes, mitochondrion, plastid, lysosomes, vacuoles, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, and cell wall.
6.  Identify the functions of cell division in unicellular and multicellular organisms.
7.  Explain several scientific explanations for the origin of life.
8.  Describe the carbon, nitrogen, and water cycles and their relationship to the maintenance of life.
9.  List in the proper order and describe the relationships among the levels of organization in living systems; organelle, cell, tissue, organ system, organism, population, community, ecosystem, biosphere.
10.  Compare and contrast structures and modes of reproduction of viruses, monerans, protists, and fungi.


Lesson 1: Cell Division

Lesson 2: Introduction to Genetics

Lesson 3: Evolution theory and Natural Selection

Lesson 4: History of life and classification.

Lesson 5: Bacteria, Viruses, protist and fungi

Lesson 6: The Plant Kingdom

Lesson 7: Introduction to Animal Kingdom

Lesson 8: Arthropods, Fish and Amphibians

Lesson 9: Birds, Reptiles and Mammals

Lesson 10: The Human Body