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You will get your new class group only after completing the Introduction assignment(s).Assignments: 2
Unit One: Biochemistry
The Norwegian mountain runner and orienteer Jon Tvedt in the competition Skåla Opp, Norway by Sondrekv / Public Domain.
Have you ever thought about all the amazing things your body does on its own to help keep you alive? When you first get out of bed in the morning, your body manages to regulate your blood pressure. How does it do that? When you walk outside on a cold winter morning, your body manages to keep your body temperature at a constant 37oC (98.6oF). How does it do that? After you eat your lunch, your body manages to regulate the sugar level in your blood. How does it do that? You will discover answers to these questions and much much more as you explore our first unit: Biochemistry!Labels: 4Assignments: 4Lessons: 3Page: 1
Unit Two: Ecology
In this unit, will explore the world of ecology and populations. There are six lessons about populations, invasive species, photosynthesis and cellular respiration, food chains and energy pyramids, Native American ecology, and human populations. You will explore the world that currently holds more than 7 billion people, tragic diseases like the plague, how energy and matter change in food chains, and how some new species can become quite the pests like a little brother or sister.
Living a crowded life! by Steve Garvie / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Unit Three: Cells: Part 1
Taken as a whole, the following phrases describe a specific component of organisms.
- Enables organisms to grow
- Provides organisms with the capacity to heal
- Aids the development of organisms
- Varies in size, shape, and complexity
- Is the single common physical characteristic of all living organisms
Can you determine what that component is?
Each of these phrases can be used to describe one aspect of a cell. In this unit, you will investigate how:
- cells are classified
- the structures of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells enable them to function
- cells reproduce asexually
- cancerous cells may develop
Plant cell type sclerenchyma fibers by Carl Szczerski / Public Domain
Unit Cells: Part 2