1.1 The Scientific Process

A fresh look at the way we do science…

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1.2 Ecology

A study of the distribution and abundance of living things on the Earth…

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1.3 Species Interactions

Explore the wide variety of Earth’s ecosystems and their processes…

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1.4 Energy and Ecosystems

Free energy, there’s more to it than a band…

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1.5 Chemical Bonds

One atom connects to another, shares some electrons, and you’ve got yourself a bond…

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1.6 The Chemistry of Water

Water is the strangest, most unique, and arguably the most important compound on Earth…

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1.7 Organic Chemistry

Putting the fun back into functional groups…

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1.8 Carbohydrates

“First you get the sugar, then you get the power…” – Homer Simpson

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1.9 Lipids

Fats, aka lipids, have an undeserved bad reputation…

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1.10 Protein

From structures, to membranes, to enzymes, proteins are the true doers of the cells…

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1.11 DNA Structure

The secret to life, so they say, its at least a parts list of how we are all made…

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1.12 Cell Structure and Function

All living things are made of cells, all cells come from other cells, cells are the basic unit of life…

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1.13 The Cell Membrane

Controlling what comes in and goes out of the cell, the cell membrane is the key to understanding how cells work…

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1.14 Cell Transport and Communication

More about the cell membrane, wow you would think this is important stuff…

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1.15 Energy Transformations

Does life violate one of the fundamental laws of the universe…

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1.16 Enzymes

Enzymes are biological catalysts, they make biological reactions happen…

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1.17 Cell Respiration

ATP is the key to cellular functions, and cellular respiration is where most of it comes from…

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1.18 Photosynthesis

Behold the miracle of plants, turning the energy of light into sugar…

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1.19 The Cell Cycle

When it works our cells grow and divide, when it doesn’t we die…

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1.20 Gregor Mendel and Meiosis

The basic rules of inheritance were first written down by a 19th century monk…

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1.21 Beyond Mendel

There is a lot more to genetics than one dominant and one recessive allele…

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1.22 Protein Synthesis

DNA –>  RNA –> Protein.   Seems simple but…

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1.23 Gene Regulation

Genes are like lights, they have switches…

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