Suggested Reading List

Suggested Reading List

These readings help reinforce concepts that we cover in class. Readings will be assigned in this order. The readings may contain terms not covered in class. Focus on the CONCEPTS covered, not simply the terms.

Scientific Method
• Characteristics of Living Things: 6-10
• The Methods of Biology: 11-18
• Kinds of Information: 19-21 (up to “Science in Society”)

Ecology
• Principles of Ecology and biotic and abiotic factors: 35-41
• Roles in ecosystems; symbiosis: 42-45
• Food chains and food webs: 46-52 (up to “cycles”)
• Succession: 67-69
• Population Growth: 91-93, diagram on 94
• Factors affecting population growth: 96-99
• Counting populations: 104-105

Evolution
• History of Life on Earth: 369-375
• Origin of Life on Earth: 380-383
• Evolution by Natural Selection: 393-403
• Evidence for Evolution: 393-403
• Sickle Cell Anemia: 323-324
• Mechanisms of Evolution: 404-413
• Taxonomy/Cladistics: 443-449; 452-453
• Primates: Substitute the webquest for the reading.
• Human origins: Substitute the viewing guide for the reading

Chemistry
• Reading from “Getting Ready for Biology.”
• Chemical Bonding: 141-8
• Solutions: 148-9
• pH, Acids and Bases: 149-151
• Properties of Water: 152-3
• Role of Carbon: 157-8

Cell Organelles and Membranes
• Microscopes and cell theory: 171-173
• Cell types: 173-174
• Evolution of Cells: 383-385
• Bacteria: 486-490 (up to “adaptations”)
• Cell Organelles: Reading from the ‘purple books.’
• Structure of Lipids: 160
• Diffusion: 154-6
• Cell Membranes: 175-178
• Osmosis/transport: 195-203 (Up to “Cell reproduction”)

Cell Energetics
• ATP: 221-224
• Enzymes: 160-163
• Photosynthesis: 225-230
• Structure of Carbohydrates: 158-159
• Leaf and stem structure: 616 (begin at “stems transport materials”-620)
• Flower structure: 641-643, 646-651 (focus on what we reviewed in class)
• Respiration: 231-237
• Carbon Cycle: 54-55

Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
• DNA structure, discovery and replication: 281-287
• Structure of Nucleic Acids: 163
• Transcription and Translation: 291-295
• Structure of Proteins: 160-161
• Mutations: 296-301
• Restriction enzymes: 342
• PCR: 345
• Gel electrophoresis: 346, 352-3 (as DNA fingerprinting)

Cell Reproduction and Classical Genetics
• Chromosomes and the Cell Cycle: 203-210
• Changes in chromosome number: 328-329
• Reproductive Isolation and Evolution: 410-411
• Mendel and Punnett Squares: 253-262
• Test Crosses: 329-330
• Meiosis: 263-273
• Pedigrees: 309-314
• Incomplete dominance, codominance, multiple alleles: 315-317
• Sex Determination and sex linkage: 318-320 (up to “polygenic inheritance”); 326-328
• Blood Groups: 324-325 (There is a typo in the diagram on 325; the genotypes for Type A blood are IAIA and IAi.)

Human Anatomy and Physiology
• Digestion: 917-923
• Respiratory System: 971-974
• Circulatory System: 975-984
• Immune System: Use the supplemental reading from nobelprize.org.
• Other systems may be added depending on time constraints.

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