12 HOW GENES WORK
Understand the central dogma of gene expression.
Describe how mRNA is formed from the transcription of DNA.
Be able to read the genetic code.
Explain how translation proceeds, and know the roles of rib
Describe the basic tenets of modern cell theory.
Explain why it is necessary that cells be quite small.
Compare the structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
Understand how eukaryotic cell structure can lea
11 DNA: THE GENETIC MATERIAL
Understand the experiments that led to the discovery that DNA is the genetic material.
Describe the double helix structure of DNA in which base pairing occurs.
Explain what is meant by semic
3 MOLECULES OF LIFE
List the four major categories of organic molecules found in living things.
Describe how dehydration synthesis and hydrolysis are used to make and break macromolecules.
Describe the structure of prot
7 HOW CELLS HARVEST ENERGY FROM FOOD
List the stages of cellular respiration.
Describe what occurs during oxidation and reduction.
Know where the stages of cellular respiration occur, which ones require oxygen, and the
The Living World
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1 THE SCIENCE OF BIOLOGY
List and describe
2 THE CHEMISTRY OF LIFE
Describe the basic structure of an atom.
Explain how electrons determine how atoms interact.
Define the term isotopes and list ways that they are used in science.
Describe ionic, covalent, and hy
5 ENERGY AND LIFE
Be able to describe energy and list its two forms.
State the two laws of thermodynamics.
Differentiate between exergonic and endergonic reactions.
Understand catalysis and activation en