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About ryanwoodside

I help students learn science. I teach at Windham High School in Maine.

Maintaining Homeostasis Unit

In this unit we will be investigating how living organisms conduct an essential life function; maintaining homeostasis. We will explore the topics of homeostasis, positive and negative feedback, the human endocrine system, immune response, and nervous system, and how plants … Continue reading

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Ecology Unit

In this unit we will be investigating ecology, the study of the relationships between organisms and their environment.  We will explore population ecology, species interactions, energy transfer in ecosystems, and conservation biology.  The learning objectives for this unit are listed below. … Continue reading

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Energy Transformations Unit

In this unit we will be investigating how the metabolic processes in cells.  We will study the role that enzymes play within cells and the two major metabolic reactions in cells cellular respiration and photosynthesis.  We will work to address the … Continue reading

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Building Blocks of Life Unit

In this unit we will be investigating the building blocks of life; molecules and cells.  We will explore the topics of macromolecules, cells, and membranes while emphasizing the relationship between structure and function.  We will work to address the following … Continue reading

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Evolution Unit

In this unit we will be investigating the fundamental idea behind all of biology, evolution. We will work to address the following enduring understands from AP Biology curriculum: 1.A: Change in the genetic makeup of a population over time is evolution. … Continue reading

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Summer Assignment 2015-2016

Chapter 1 – Introduction: Evolution and the Foundations of Biology Concept 1.1 – Studying the diverse forms of life reveals common themes. Concept 1.2 – The Core Theme: Evolution accounts for the unity and diversity of  life. Concept 1.3 – … Continue reading

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