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Students will review:
In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What is DNA?
- How does DNA replicate?
- What are the different types of enzymes and their functions?
- How do genetic mutations occur?
1. Function of Enzymes: Substrate, Active Site & Activation Energy
In this lesson, we'll learn how enzymes function to lower the activation energy of a chemical reaction. Enzymes bind to their substrates to perform all kinds of important and essential cellular processes, as well as processes that help you enjoy a slice of pizza!
2. Aneuploidy & Polyploidy: Definition & Examples
We are going to cover the terms ploidy, aneuploidy and polyploidy in this lesson. We'll also explain how each of these occur and get examples of each.
3. Pros & Cons of Cloning
In this lesson, we'll explore the major pros and cons of cloning. Before we get into the meat of the lesson, we'll review what cloning is, and then we will look at examples of how cloning could benefit society and some reasons we might need to hold off.
4. Animal Cloning: Definition, Examples & Extinct Animals
Did you know there are clones all around us? That's something many people don't realize. So what exactly are clones? This lesson investigates cloning, types of clones, and cloning's connection to extinct animals.
5. Animal Cloning: Pros & Cons
In this lesson we'll be learning about the benefits and challenges of animal cloning. Here we'll review what cloning is, animals that have been currently cloned, and applications. Then we'll look at cautions and challenges of animal cloning.
6. History of Cloning Animals
Animal cloning is one of the most fascinating topics in biology. This lesson covers the history of cloning, from the first animal cloned over 100 years ago up to the most recent developments in genetic engineering.
7. Infectious Diseases: Definition & Types
Infectious diseases can be as mild as the flu or as deadly as Ebola. In this lesson, you'll learn about infectious diseases: what they are, some examples of common ones, and how to prevent and treat them.
8. Non-Infectious Diseases: Definition & Examples
Not all diseases can be spread from one person to another. In this lesson, we'll learn about non-infectious diseases: what they are, some examples of them, and how they are treated.
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Other chapters within the Middle School Life Science: Help and Review course
- Introduction to Life Science: Help and Review
- Characteristics & Chemicals of Life: Help and Review
- The Parts of Cells: Help and Review
- Cell Division & the Cell Cycle: Help and Review
- How Living Organisms Get Energy: Help and Review
- Classification of Organisms: Help and Review
- The Origin & History of Life On Earth: Help and Review
- Genetics & Hereditary Traits: Help and Review
- Genetic Engineering Basics: Help and Review
- Natural Selection & Evolution in Life Science: Help and Review
- Microbiology & Types of Microbes: Help and Review
- Introduction to Ecosystems: Help and Review
- Types of Ecosystems: Help and Review
- Changing Ecosystems: Help and Review
- Invertebrates: Help and Review
- Animal Behavior & Communication: Help and Review
- Mammal Reproduction & Development: Help and Review
- The Cardiovascular System: Help and Review
- The Blood Vessels: Help and Review
- The Digestive System: Help and Review
- The Urinary & Endocrine Systems: Help and Review
- The Muscular System: Help and Review
- The Skeletal System & Connective Tissue: Help and Review
- Sight, Hearing & Other Senses: Help and Review
- Health Issues & Concerns: Help and Review
- Plant Biology & Structure: Help and Review
- How Plants Grow & Reproduce: Help and Review
- Environmental Concerns: Help and Review
- Natural Resources: Help and Review
- Growth & Productivity in Economics
- American Labor & Consumer Issues