High School Biology Unlocked: Your Key to Understanding and Mastering Complex Biology Concepts

High School Biology Unlocked: Your Key to Understanding and Mastering Complex Biology Concepts

by The Princeton Review

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High School Biology Unlocked focuses on giving you a wide range of lessons to help increase your understanding of biology. With this book, you'll move from foundational concepts to a look at the way biology affects your life every day. End-of-chapter drills will help test your comprehension of each facet of biology, from molecules to mammals. Don't feel locked out!

Everything You Need to Know About Biology.
• Complex concepts explained in straightforward ways
• Walk-throughs of the ins and outs of key biology topics
• Clear goals and self-assessments to help you pinpoint areas for further review
• Guided examples of how to solve problems for common topics 

Practice Your Way to Excellence.
• 100+ hands-on practice questions, seeded throughout the chapters and online
• Complete answer explanations to boost understanding
• Bonus online questions similar to those you'll find on the AP Biology Exam and the SAT Biology E/M Subject Test

High School Biology Unlocked covers:
• The Nature of Science
• Biomolecules and Processing the Genome
• Cells and Cellular Energy
• The Human Body
• Genetics
• Diseases
• Plants
• Ecology
• Biological Evolution
... and more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101921524
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 11/29/2016
Series: High School Subject Review Series
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 983,459
File size: 34 MB
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Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

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Table of Contents

Register Your Book Online! viii

About This Book x

1 The Nature of Science 1

Lesson 1.1 The Nature of Science 2

Lesson 1.2 The Scientific Method 6

2 Biomolecules and Processing the Genome 23

Lesson 2.1 Important Molecules 24

Lesson 2.2 DNA Structure 36

Lesson 2.3 DNA Replication 43

Lesson 2.4 Transcription (DNA to RNA) 47

Lesson 2.5 Translation (mRNA to protein) 52

3 Cells 59

Lesson 3.1 Prokaryotes vs. Eukaryotes 60

Lesson 3.2 Parts of Cells 61

Lesson 3.3 Cell Movement 65

Lesson 3.4 Cell Transport 66

Lesson 3.5 Cell Division 71

4 Cellular Energy 81

Lesson 4.1 The Power of ATP 82

Lesson 4.2 Photosynthesis 83

Lesson 4.3 Cellular Respiration 89

5 The Human Body 101

Lesson 5.1 Organ Systems 102

Lesson 5.2 Working Together for Homeostasis 138

6 Genetics 147

Lesson 6.1 Meiosis 148

Lesson 6.2 Genetic Variation 156

Lesson 6.3 Mendel and the Theory of Heredity 161

Lesson 6.4 Punnett Squares and Genetic Probability 164

Lesson 6.5 Pedigrees 169

Lesson 6.6 Genetic Engineering and Ethical Issues 172

7 Diseases 179

Lesson 7.1 Infectious Diseases 181

Lesson 7.2 Non-Infectious Diseases 191

8 Plants 203

Lesson 8.1 Plant Basics 204

Lesson 8.2 Vascular Plant Structure 209

Lesson 8.3 Acquiring and Transporting Nutrients 214

Lesson 8.4 Reproduction 219

9 Ecology 225

Lesson 9.1 Ecosystems, Populations, and Communities 226

Lesson 9.2 Populations of Species 227

Lesson 9.3 Interactions Between Organisms 231

Lesson 9.4 Cycles of Matter 236

Lesson 9.5 Changes to the Environment 239

10 Biological Evolution 247

Lesson 10.1 The Origin of Life 248

Lesson 10.2 Theory of Evolution 249

Lesson 10.3 Evidence and Criteria of Evolution 251

Lesson 10.4 Types of Evolution 256

Lesson 10.5 Biodiversity and Evolution 261

11 Glossary 271

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