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Ch.2 - Chemistry: Raw materials and fuel for our bodies

Atoms- Smallest Unit of Matter Introduction to Chemical Bonding Covalent Bonds Noncovalent Bonds Ionic Bonding Hydrogen Bonding Introduction to Water Properties of Water- Cohesion and Adhesion Properties of Water- Density Properties of Water- Thermal Properties of Water- The Universal Solvent Acids and Bases pH Scale Carbon Functional Groups Introduction to Biomolecules Monomers & Polymers Carbohydrates Proteins Nucleic Acids Lipids

Ch.3 - Cells: The smallest part of you

Prokaryotic & Eukaryotic Cells Introduction to Eukaryotic Organelles Endosymbiotic Theory Biological Membranes Types of Membrane Proteins Introduction to Membrane Transport Passive vs. Active Transport Concentration Gradients and Diffusion Simple and Facilitated Diffusion Osmosis Active Transport Endocytosis and Exocytosis Cell Junctions Endomembrane System: Protein Secretion Endomembrane System: Digestive Organelles Mitochondria & Chloroplasts Introduction to the Cytoskeleton

Ch.4 - Energy: From the sun to you in just two steps

Introduction to Energy Laws of Thermodynamics ATP Introduction to Metabolism Introduction to Photosynthesis Leaf & Chloroplast Anatomy Electromagnetic Spectrum Pigments of Photosynthesis Light Reactions of Photosynthesis Calvin Cycle C3, C4 & CAM Plants Review of Photosynthesis Introduction to Cellular Respiration Glycolysis Pyruvate Oxidation Krebs Cycle Electron Transport Chain Chemiosmosis Review of Aerobic Cellular Respiration Fermentation & Anaerobic Respiration

Ch.5 - DNA, Gene Expression and Biotechnology: What is the genetic code, and how is it harnessed

Discovering the Structure of DNA Genes & Alleles Introduction to DNA Replication Central Dogma Introduction to Transcription Steps of Transcription Eukaryotic RNA Processing and Splicing Introduction to Types of RNA Genetic Code Introduction to Translation Steps of Translation Post-Translational Modification Review of Transcription vs. Translation Mutations Introduction to DNA-Based Technology Introduction to DNA Cloning Steps to DNA Cloning Introduction to Polymerase Chain Reaction The Steps of PCR Gel Electrophoresis Southern Blotting DNA Fingerprinting Introduction to DNA Sequencing Dideoxy Sequencing

Ch.6 - Chromosomes and Cell Division: Continuity and Variety

Introduction to Cell Division Organization of DNA in the Cell Introduction to the Cell Cycle Interphase Phases of Mitosis Cytokinesis Review of the Cell Cycle Cancer Homologous Chromosomes Life Cycle of Sexual Reproducers Introduction to Meiosis Meiosis I Meiosis II Mitosis & Meiosis Review Genetic Variation During Meiosis

Ch.7 - Gene and Inheritance: Family resemblance: how traits are inherited

Introduction to Mendel's Experiments Genotype vs. Phenotype Mendel's Experiments Mendel's Laws Punnett Squares Monohybrid Crosses Test Crosses Dihybrid Crosses Punnett Square Probability Incomplete Dominance vs. Codominance Epistasis Non-Mendelian Genetics

Ch.8 - Evolution and Natural Selection: Darwin's dangerous idea

Descent with Modification Hardy-Weinberg Model Genetic Variation

Ch.10 - The Origin and Diversification of Life on Earth: Understanding Biodiversity

Species History of Life on Earth

Ch.11 - Animal Diversification: Visibility in Motion

Overview of Animals Porifera and Cnideria Lophotrochozoans Ecdysozoans Echinoderms Chordates Aminotes Primates and Homonids

Ch.12 - Plant and Fungi Diversification: Where did all the plants and fungi come from?

Land Plants Nonvascular Plants Seedless Vascular Plants Seed Plants Plant Defenses Fungi Fungi Reproduction

Ch.13 - Evolution and Diversity Among the Microbes: Bacteria, archaea, protists, and viruses:

Prokaryote Cell Structures Prokaryote Reproduction and Gene Exchange Prokaryote Metabolism and Ecology Prokaryote Lineages Viruses Protist Cells Protist Life Cycles Protist Lineages

Ch.14 - Population Ecology: Planet at Capacity: Patters of population growth

Introduction to Ecology Population Ecology

Ch.15 - Ecosystems and Communities: organisms and their environments

Biomes Community Interactions Community Structure Ecosystems

Ch.16 - Conservation and Biodiversity: Human influences on the environment

Conservation Biology

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