Life Science II

Detailed Table of Contents

UNIT 1: STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES OF ORGANISMS

Lesson 1.1 - Animal and Plant Cells

  • Cells
  • Organelles
  • Cell Membrane
  • Cell Wall
  • Cytoplasm
  • Nucleus
  • Mitochondria
  • Vacuoles
  • Endoplasmic Reticulum
  • Chloroplasts
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 1.2 - Cellular Organization

  • Cells
  • Tissues
  • Organs
  • Plant Organs
  • Organ Systems
  • Circulatory System
  • Digestive System
  • Endocrine System
  • Excretory System
  • Immune System
  • Integumentary System
  • Muscular System
  • Nervous System
  • Reproductive System
  • Respiratory System
  • Skeletal System
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 1.3 - Classification of Organisms

  • Classification
  • Domains
  • Kingdoms
  • Monera
  • Protista
  • Fungi
  • Plantae
  • Animalia
  • Further Classifications
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 1.4 - Kingdom Animalia

  • Animal Groups
  • Vertebrates
  • Mammals
  • Fish
  • Birds
  • Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Invertebrates
  • Proifera
  • Cnidaria
  • Worms
  • Mollusca
  • Echinodermata
  • Arthropoda
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 1.5 - Kingdom Plantae

  • Plants
  • Plant Phyla
  • Vascular
  • Non-vascular
  • Angiosperms
  • Gymnosperms
  • Spore Producers
  • Stature
  • Vocabulary

UNIT 2: GROWTH AND DEVELOMENT OF ORGANISMS

Lesson 2.1 - Growth and Development of Organisms

  • Breeding
  • Sexual Reproduction
  • Animal Growth
  • Plant Reproduction
  • Plant Growth
  • Asexual Reproduction
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 2.2 - Energy Flow in Organisms

  • Energy of Life
  • Photosynthesis
  • Transport
  • Release of Energy
  • Aerobic Respiration
  • Anaerobic Respiration
  • Fermentation
  • Elimination
  • Active Transport
  • Passive Transport
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 2.3 - Information Processing

  • Processing Information
  • Sensory Receptors
  • Reflexes
  • Central Nervous System
  • Peripheral Nervous System
  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Nerves
  • Processing Input
  • Memory
  • Vocabulary

 

 

UNIT 3: ECOSYSTEMS

Lesson 3.1 - Ecosystems

  • Ecosystems
  • Biosphere
  • Biomes
  • Populations
  • Community
  • Habitats
  • Niche
  • Symbiosis
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 3.2 - Energy Transfer in Ecosystems

  • Ecosystems
  • Producers
  • Consumers
  • Decomposers
  • Food Chain
  • Food Webs
  • Energy Pyramid
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 3.3 - Ecosystem Dynamics

  • Dynamic Ecosystems
  • Phototropisms
  • Hibernation
  • Dormancy
  • New Species
  • Eutrophication
  • Human Disruptions
  • Catastrophic Events
  • Changes in the Environment
  • Biodiversity
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 3.4 - Social Interactions

  • Populations
  • Group Behavior
  • Hierarchy
  • Social Insects
  • Colonies
  • Packs
  • Signaling Behaviors
  • Social Order
  • Vocabulary

UNIT 4: HEREDITY

Lesson 4.1 - Inheritance of Traits

  • Heredity
  • DNA
  • Chromosomes
  • Genes
  • Inherited Traits
  • Sexual Reproduction
  • Asexual Reproduction
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 4.2 - Variation of Traits

  • Variations
  • Alleles
  • Genotype
  • Phenotype
  • Punnett Square
  • Banana Example
  • Mutations
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Vocabulary

UNIT 5: BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION

Lesson 5.1 - Evidence of Common Ancestry

  • Biological Evolution
  • Comparison of Species
  • Fossils
  • The Fossil Record
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 5.2 - Natural Selection

  • Changes in Population
  • Extinction
  • Mutation
  • Adaptation
  • Natural Selection
  • Artificial Selection
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 5.3 - Adaptation

  • Habitats
  • Physical Adaptations
  • Behavioral Adaptations
  • Changes in the Environment
  • Natural Selection
  • Reproductive Isolation
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 5.4 - Biodiversity and Humans

  • Ecosystems
  • Biodiversity
  • Benefits of Biodiversity
  • Humans
  • Human Disruptions
  • Vocabulary