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CK-12 Life Science Concepts For Middle School

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

Table of Contents

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  • 1. Introduction to Life Science

    Introduces scientific investigations, methods, observations, and communication.

  • 2. Cell Biology

    Covers the cell, cell transport, metabolism, division, and reproduction.

  • 3. Molecular Biology and Genetics

    Covers molecular biology, DNA, RNA, protein synthesis, Mendelian and non-Mendelian genetics, human genetics, and biotechnology.

  • 4. Evolution

    Covers Darwin's theory of evolution, natural selection, evidence of evolution, speciation, and the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium.

  • 5. Prokaryotes

    Covers prokaryotes and archaea.

  • 6. Protists and Fungi

    Covers protists, their nutrition, characteristics, and classification, and fungi, their reproduction, symbiotic relationships, parts, and uses.

  • 7. Plants

    Covers different kinds of plants, including vascular seedless, nonvascular seedless, gymnosperms, and angiosperms, and discusses reproduction, plant hormones, and tropism.

  • 8. Animals

    Covers animal behaviors which include innate, learned, cyclical, and social.

  • 9. Invertebrates

    Covers invertebrates including worms, mollusks, echinoderms, arthropods, and insects.

  • 10. Vertebrates

    Introduces the characteristics and classification of vertebrates, including jawless fish, cartilaginous fish, bony fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

  • 11. Human Biology

    Covers human physiology including the skin, skeletal, muscular, digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, excretory, immune, and reproductive systems.

  • 12. Ecology

    Introduces ecology and includes discussions on biomes, populations, ecosystems, pollution, resources, and energy.

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