Required Materials


Instructional Materials


Learning Objectives

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   1. Define the components of atoms.

2. Describe how atoms form ionic, covalent and hydrogen bonds.

3. Define the organic and inorganic molecules required for life.

4. Explain the role enzymes play in living organisms.

5. Differentiate between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.

6. Define the functions of subcellular organelles.

7. Explain the steps of photosynthesis.

8. Explain the steps aerobic respiration.

9. Explain the cell cycle including mitosis.

10. Explain the difference between mitosis and meiosis.

11. Explain the inheritance of traits with respect to dominant/recessive; incomplete dominance; sex linked traits; co-dominance.

12. Explain the structure and function of DNA and RNA.

13. Describe the steps of transcription and translation.

14. Describe missense, silent, nonsense, and frameshift mutations.

15. Describe natural and artificial selection.

16. Describe the effect of biotechnology on organisms including humans.

17. Describe the role of natural selection in evolution and speciation.

18. Describe the components of an ecosystem including population, community, nonliving factors.

19. Describe the relationships between members of an ecosystem including predator/prey, producers and consumers, and symbiotic relationships among different organisms.

20. Explain the planetary cycles for water, carbon, and nitrogen.

21. Describe the factors governing the size of a natural population.

22. Explain the role of humans in the scheme of biodiversity on the planet.


Biology 106 Laboratory Objectives


1. Describe the steps of the scientific method

2. Apply the scientific method to biological questions

3. Describe the characteristics of living organisms

4. Describe active and passive transport mechanisms

5. Explain the steps of photosynthesis

6. Explain allele frequencies and how they change over time within a population

7. Compare and contrast the characteristics of the three domains of life

8. Describe the characteristics delineating the four kingdoms in the eukaryotic domain

9. Differentiate between the major phyla of the animal kingdom

10. Describe the relationships between members of an ecosystem including predator/prey, producers and consumer

11. Demonstrate the ability to focus a microscope utilizing at least the 4x and 10x objectives

12. Demonstrate the ability to accurately utilize equipment for basic volume and mass measurement

13. Demonstrate the understanding of basic safety protocols for laboratories

14. Demonstrate the ability to follow basic laboratory protocols

15. Demonstrate an understanding of the measurement and interpretation of pH values




















Click on the player above to cycle through video lessons on :

1) Ionic Bonding, 2) Covalent Bonding, 3) Hydrogen Bonds, 4) Cells and Organelles, 5) Photosynthesis, 6) Cellular Respiration



 The Biology Project:   From the University of Arizona


Online Onion Root Tip Mitosis:   Also from the University of Arizona.  


A Typical Animal Cell - good basic review of organelles


Prokaryotes vs Eukaryotes - from  Lynn Flancher at College of DuPage


The Biology Corner - resources for students and teachers alike


Protein Synthesis Animation - from Lewiston-Porter


Genetics Practice Problems  


More genetics practice:  



Biol 106

General Biology

Final Exam Review Questions

Required Textbook:

Hoefnagels, Marielle. Biology:  Concepts and Investigations.  3nd Edition.   McGraw-Hill


Required Lab Manual: Custom lab manual for CCP General Biology I - available in CCP bookstore


Required Equipment for the laboratory:

Students must purchase Safety Goggles and Gloves for the laboratory


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