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Montgomery College Germantown Campus Biology 101 After completing this class, students will be able to: 1. Explain how scientists use the scientific method to investigate biology. 2. Describe the characteristics shared by all living organisms. 3. Describe atoms, ions, and molecules. Differentiate between covalent and ionic bonds. Explain some of the properties of water that make it critical for life. 4. Differentiate between lipids, proteins, carbohydrates and nucleic acids; describe their structure and explain the roles of each type of molecule in cells. 5. Describe the cell membrane and how materials move selectively through the cell membrane. Describe cellular organelles and explain how they interact to maintain life. 6. Describe how cells make, obtain and use energy, including the basics of respiration and photosynthesis. 7. Describe the stages of cell cycles, and differentiate between
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Unformatted text preview: meiosis and mitosis. 8. Explain how offspring inherit traits from their parents. Use Punnett Squares and pedigrees to predict the probabilities of different characteristics in offspring. 9. Describe the structure of DNA and RNA and explain how genes determine our traits by coding for proteins – protein synthesis. 10. Become aware of the effects of biotechnology on society. 11. Explain the theory of evolution and describe the evidence that supports this theory. 12. Identify major issues in environmental science, and defend a point of view about these issues. Tutorial websites which are useful for understanding concepts and ideas discussed in Biology 101: (then click on “Student Register”. Follow instructions to register for study aides for your text.) (Go down right side of page. Click on “Classic Biology Place”)...
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