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Classification

18.1 Finding Order in Diversity Questions Answers 1. What is the problem with using common names to describe and categories organisms? There can be many of them, and they might refer to different species. 2. What is binomial nomenclature? Which two parts of an organism’s classification are used? Google your favorite plant or animal and … Continue reading Classification

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Evolution

      16.1 and 16.2 Darwin’s Voyage of Discovery Questions Answers 1. Briefly explain the three patterns of variation Darwin noticed (global, local and over time) (16.1) Global- He noticed that similar species inhabited ecologically similar places across the globe Local- Noticed that different but closely related species inhabited different habitats within a close … Continue reading Evolution

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Genetics

  17.1 Genes and Variation Questions Answers 1. In your own words, explain what the following phrase means: “Natural selection acts directly on phenotype, not genotype” Natural selection is more focused on the characteristics of the animal, not the alleles. 2. Explain the relationship between gene pools and allele frequencies. Gene pools is all the … Continue reading Genetics

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Ecology

3.1 What Is Ecology? Questions Answers 1a. There are many levels at which a scientist can approach ecology. Order the following from most specific to most broad, or “smallest to largest”: Biome, Community, Species, Biosphere, Ecosystem, Population 1b. How does an ecosystem differ from a community? Species, Population, Community, Ecosystem, Biome, Biosphere. An Ecosystem is … Continue reading Ecology

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BioChemistry

  2.1 The Nature of Matter Questions Answers 1. Name and describe the three subatomic particles that make up atoms. Proton: positive particle in the nucleus Neutron: neutral particle in nucleus Electron: negative particle that is much smaller in the electron cloud outside the nucleus. 2. a. The word “isotope”, in a way, just means … Continue reading BioChemistry

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Digital Portfolios: Getting Started

Thanks to middle school teacher Jennifer Leung for creating this awesome step-by-step presentation for students on their digital portfolio. There is an embedded Google Presentation and a YouTube video! Mrs. Leung is working on designing flipped class lessons as well as learning how to create screencasts and created these as an example of her learning … Continue reading Digital Portfolios: Getting Started