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Unit I: Biochemistry
The first strand of content we will be investigating is Biochemistry. Students will be expected to learn about the molecules that all living things are composed of and the kinds of bonds and structural characteristics that allow them to complete the jobs that they do in the body.
Unit II: Metabolic Processes
The second strand of content will focus on the mechanisms used by plants to turn sunlight into sugar and subsequently the mechanisms by which all eukaryotes are capable of turning sugar and other macromolecules into stored energy, in the form of Adenine Triphosphate, or ATP.
Unit III: Genetics Processes
Through study of the mechanisms of inheritance, students will come to appreciate the way traits are passed from parents to children, how proteins are formed from the genetic code, and how application of the gentic code is used in modern medicine for the identification, treatment and cure of illness.
Unit IV: Homeostasis
Students will familiarize themselves with the means by which equilibrium is maintained in the mammalian body.This will be demonstrated through examples in the excretory system, the nervous system, the immune system, the endocrine system, and the maintenance of body temperature and blood sugar, specifically.
Unit V: Population Dynamics
In this unit, students will develop an understanding of Predator : Prey relationships as well as the ways in which a species can be spread in its habitat.Students will develop an understanding of the numerical ways that Ecologists estimate populations and make informed decisions on how to best represent different kinds of populations, based on their survival strategy and the existing members.