Biological Concepts for Teachers
a TwoOldGuys™ Textbook
by Charles R LaFrance, PhD

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Ch Section Outline Text pages
0 Preface text 4
1 Introduction
1.1. the Nature of Science,
Scientific Thinking
text 19
1.2. Life text 9
1.3. the Species Concept
and Phylogeny
text 14
2 Diversity of Life
2.1-2. Mammals & Birds text 7
2.3. Bugs text 11
2.4. Plants text 13
2.5. Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish text 9
2.6. Vascular plants, lower plants text 4
3 Inheritance and Evolution
vocabulary of Genetics
3.1. Genetics
text
text
3
16
3.2. Mutation text 8
3.3. Selection, artificial & natural text 11
3.4. Evolution: micro-evolution text 4
3.5. Evolution: macro-evolution text 9
4 History of Life
4.1. Primordial soup, or
Primordial peanut butter
& jelly sandwich
text 8
4.2. Invasion of land, part 1 text 5
4.3. Invasion of land, part 2 text 3
4.4. Fossils text 7
4.5. Mythologic Humanoids text 3
4.6. 7th Extinction text 1-
5 Ecology, basics
5.1. Population Growth text 11
5.2. Species distribution text 6
5.3. Community text 11
5.4. Ecosystem: energy flow text 8
5.5. Ecosystem: nutrient cycles text 7
6 Ecology, advanced
6.1. Succession text 7
6.2. Diversity text 8
6.3. Biomes text 8
7 Anatomy, Plant & Animal
7.1. Plant organization text 13
7.2. Animal organization text 3+
8 Anatomy, human
8.1. Circulatory system text 4+
8.2. Digestive system text 3+
8.3. Respiratory system text 2+
8.4. Excretory system text 2+
8.5. Nervous system text 4+
8.6. CNS text 3+
8.7. sense organs text 3+
8.8. Skeleton and muscles text 3+
8.9. Hormones
8.10. Reproduction
text
text
3+
2+
9 Cell Biology
9.1. historic perspective text 2+
9.2. Structure & Function text 2+
9.3. Cell Life Cycle text 2+
10 Development
10.1. conception text +
10.2. week 1 - 2 text +
10.3. week 3 - 8 text +
10.4. to term text +
10.5. child birth text +
10.6. infant text +
10.7. toddler... text +
10.8. puberty text +
Appendices
A Assessment
B Laboratory Exercises
Introduction to the Lab text
L-1. Laboratory Exercise 1 text
L-2. Laboratory Exercise 2 text
L-3. Laboratory Exercise 3 text
L-4. Laboratory Exercise 4 text
L-5. Laboratory Exercise 5 text
L-n. Laboratory Exercise n
C Standards: Common Themes text
D Chemistry of Life
D.1. Molecules (basic chemistry) text 2+
D.2. Lipids, Carbohydrates,
Proteins, Nucleic Acids
text 2+
D.3 Protein synthesis 1 text
D.4. Protein synthesis 2 text
D.5. Protein synthesis 3 text
D.6. Protein synthesis 4 text


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revised 11 Apr 2006