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-
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 -
Prokaryotes vs Eukaryotes -
The Biology Corner -
Protein Synthesis Animation -