"The Living Environment" provides comprehensive coverage of the required state standards to help meet the Regents exam. To aid student comprehension the conceptual presentation is organized around Themes, Big Ideas, and Main Ideas in biology. Themes are overarching concepts used throughout the entire book that help students make connections between various topics and concepts. Students will be able to see and understand how biology is related to all living things. Big Ideas found on the Unit Opener pages summarize each chapter and help students focus on the topics that relate to the themes. These Big Ideas are broken down into Main Ideas at the section level; the Main Ideas draw students' attention to more specific details. All of the Main Ideas of a chapter add up to the chapter's Big Idea.
Student Guide Reading for Information Scavenger Hunt Investigation and Experimentation
Chapter 1 The Study of Life
Unit 1 Ecology Chapter 2 Principles of Ecology Chapter 3 Communities, Biomes, and Ecosystems Chapter 4 Population Ecology Chapter 5 Biodiversity and Conservation
Unit 2 The Cell Chapter 6 Chemistry in Biology Chapter 7 Cellular Structure and Function Chapter 8 Cellular Energy Chapter 9 Cellular Reproduction
Unit 3 Genetics Chapter 10 Sexual Reproduction and Genetics Chapter 11 Complex Inheritance and Human Heredity Chapter 12 Molecular Genetics Chapter 13 Genetics and Biotechnology
Unit 4 History of Biological Diversity. Chapter 14 The History of Life Chapter 15 Evolution Chapter 16 Primate Evolution Chapter 17 Organizing Life’s Diversity
Unit 5 The Human Body Chapter 18 Integumentary, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems Chapter 19 Nervous System Chapter 20 Circulatory, Respiratory, and Excretory Systems Chapter 21 Digestive and Endocrine Systems Chapter 22 Human Reproduction and Development Chapter 23 Immune System.
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