Christine Thennis

Unit 6 Basics of Cells - Structure and Transport

Cell biology is study of the structure and function of the cell, which is the fundamental structure of all life.  Studying the cell allows students understanding of energy conversion into usable components within the cell, the code found in the DNA, and how this code is translated into various structures in the body.

Unit 13 Classification

Scientists have been trying to identify, name, and find order in the diversity of life for a long time. think about it, how many different species of plants, mammals, amphibians, insects, etc. are there in existence that we are aware of? too many to count right? well in order to simplify the identification process of these many species scientist have developed a few different classification systems, all with their own perks and downfalls (but what doesn’t? am i right??) jokes aside some well known and used classification systems are traditional, modern evolutionary, and (as weird as it may sound) the tree of life. okay so now that we have the blah out of the way (not saying its not important but you know) we have to name these creatures with a super dooper scientific name because certain cultures and regions refer to the same animal with different names

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Unit 14 Microorganisms

Microorganisms maintain balance in the ecosystem, protect and help organisms, and cause fatal and devastating disease.  In this unit students will explore viruses, bacteria, “protists”, and fungi.