The learner will be able to: - Describe the nature of science, general lab safety, and how to use a microscope. - Discuss ideas for characteristics that may classify an organism as living. - Describe different living levels of organization starting from the cell all the way to the biosphere. - Compare and contrast prokaryotes and eukaryotes including Archaea, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals. - List properties of water and explain how they are essential for life. - List four biomolecules, describe their building blocks, and explain how their functions are essential for life. - Describe cell structure, how cells can specialize, and why that specialization is important for organism function. - Explain why the cell membrane is critical for cell homeostasis, and describe how the membrane is involved with different forms of passive and active cell transport as well as cell signaling. - Describe nucleic acid structure, function, and principles of Mendelian and non-Mendelian genetics. - Compare and contrast a gene mutation with a chromosome mutation. - Define and describe an example of biotechnology, specifically with the example of gel electrophoresis. [Planning to expand more examples] - Explain biological processes including (but not limited to): cellular respiration, photosynthesis, DNA replication, gene regulation, mitosis, and meiosis. - Compare and contrast natural selection with genetic drift and explain how these are mechanisms for evolution. - Explain how living organisms can be classified and why this classification system is subject to change. - Compare and contrast bacteria with viruses. - Analyze the flow of energy in trophic levels. - Evaluate different ecological relationships including (but not limited to): competition, predation, parasitism, commensalism, and mutualism. - Analyze how matter cycles in biogeochemical cycles (such as the nitrogen cycle and carbon cycle) and explain why a balance of this is significant for organisms. - Describe the events of primary and secondary succession and the impact this can have on biodiversity. - Compare and contrast vascular vs. nonvascular plants. - Describe how plant structure is related to function including plant responses and reproduction. - Describe the general human body functions of eleven body systems and explain how these system functions work together.
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*As mentioned in our intro, our playlist provides a foundation for more exploring! Therefore, you are going to see basics here with these learning objectives. An engaging lab component and hands-on activities can provide more opportunities for higher level objectives than shown here.
*You will find many of these general learning objectives align with many standards globally. For more detailed standards, we designed these videos to complement the Texas science standards (TEKS). You can learn more about which videos support those TEKS here: https://www.amoebasisters.com/texas-teachers