Biology

Course Unit Overview

  • Unit 1: Course Intro/Review

  • Unit 2: Cell Structure/Function

  • Unit 3: Genetics

  • Unit 4: Biological Diversity

  • Unit 5: Principles of Ecology

  • Unit 6: Bacteria, Protist, Fungi

  • Unit 7: Plants

  • Unit 8: Invertebrates

  • Unit 9: Vertebrates

  • Unit 10: The Human Body

*See below for unit content

Course Resources

Unit 1: Course Introduction/Review

Lectures/Notes

  1. Graphing

  2. Scientific Method

  3. Laboratory Safety

Unit 2: Cell Structure and Function

Lecture/Notes

  1. Chemistry of Life

  2. Cellular Structure and Function

  3. Cell Energy

  4. Cellular Reproduction

Unit 3: Genetics

Lecture/Notes

  1. Sexual Reproduction and Genetics

  2. Complex Inheritance and Human Heredity

  3. Molecular Genetics

  4. Genetics and Biotechnology

Unit 4: Biological Diversity

Lecture/Notes

  1. History of Life

  2. Evolution

  3. Primate Evolution

  4. Organizing Life's Diversity

Unit 5: Principles of Ecology

Lecture/Notes

  1. Principles of Ecology

  2. Communities, Biomes and Ecosystems

  3. Population Ecology

  4. Biodiversity and Conservation

Unit 6: Bacteria, Viruses, Protists and Fungi

Lecture/Notes

  1. Bacteria and Viruses

  2. Protists

  3. Fungi

Unit 7: Plants

Lecture/Notes

  1. Introduction to Plants

  2. Plants structure and function

  3. Reproduction in Plants

Unit 8: Invertebrates

Lecture/Notes

  1. Introduction to Animals

  2. Worms and Mollusks

  3. Arthropods

  4. Echinoderms and Invertebrate Chordates

Unit 9: Vertebrates

Lecture/Notes

  1. Fishes and Amphibians

  2. Reptiles and Birds

  3. Mammals

  4. Animal Behavior

"We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely." -- E.O. Wilson