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    Semester 1 Concepts - Students will know:

    • Types of forces and their relationship to motion.
    • How forces affect motion within simple machines.
    • Different forms of energy.
    • How forces affect motion within simple machines.
    • The scientific definition of speed and acceleration.
    • Forces can change the speed of an object.  
    • Forces can accelerate an object. 
    • The relationship between electricity and magnetism.
    • Alternative methods for generating electricity.
     
     

    Our 2nd semester will include core concepts in micro and macro biology. These include proteins and genes, cellular respiration, etc.

    • living things undergo fundamental life processes.                                         
    • an organism is any complete living thing.
    • how abiotic factors affect organisms.
    • that organisms can be categorized by the role they serve in an ecosystem.
    • how matter and energy cycle through the ecosystem.
    • the importance of biodiveristy for the survival of the species and well-being of the ecosystem.
    • that all organisms are composed of cells and that cells are the fundamental unit of life.
    • how reproduction is essential to the continuation of life forms.
    • that we can classify organisms based on their structure.
    • that traits of an organism are carried on one or more genes located in the chromosomes.
    • how genes affect the traits that are passed on from parent to offspring.
    • how genetic information can be expressed.