After completing the course, students will be able to:
Explain and use the methods and tools of scientific inquiry, applying them across scientific disciplines..
Identify properties of an atom, element, compound, and mixture, and apply knowledge to use of formulas and equations.
Describe the concepts of friction, gravity, waves, and kinetic and potential energy.
Apply knowledge of structure and function of organisms to categorize them taxonomically and compare and contrast across the taxonomic levels.
Define and give examples of adaptations and explain how they apply to genetics and evolution.
Describe energy flow in terms of food webs and trophic levels, involving biotic and abiotic components.
Identify features of the major biomes.
Describe the environmental cycles involving water, nitrogen, and carbon and discuss the global implications of altering them.
Identify sources of environmental distress and discuss different measures that humans are taking, or may take in the future, to improve the health of the planet.