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SCI 230 Week 1 Chemistry of Life

Complete the Chemistry of Life

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The Chemistry of Life Worksheet



Consult your weekly reading and the following
nutrition website:


Answer each of the following questions in
a minimum of 150 words.




Student Response:

What is the
significance of proteins, carbohydrates
, fats and fiber
in a healthy diet? Why do living organisms need these molecules?



2.       Explore
the “Salt & Sodium” and  “Food
Additives” sections
.  After
reviewing the articles
has your opinion changed about your current
diet? List 2 new things you learned from the articles in these sections.





Include references and in-text citations as needed in
APA format.




SCI 230 Week 1 The Scientific Method

Complete the Scientific Method activity. Use the information
from this activity to complete the following assignment:

Write a 350-word paper on the scientific
method. Include the following:

  • Describe how
    you applied the steps of the scientific method in the activity.

  • Describe a
    real-life problem where you have or could have used the steps of the
    scientific method to solve the problem. Include the steps involved in
    solving the problem.

Format your paper consistent with APA

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SCI 230 Week 2 Prokaryotic and
Eukaryotic Cells

Complete the
Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells activity.

Complete the
Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells Worksheet.

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Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells Worksheet


Provide a list describing at least
three similarities between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells:


Choose the chart below with two
internal structures of prokaryotic cells and three from eukaryotic cells and
describe their function in your own words.







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Compare and contrast, in 150-200 words, the process of cellular transport in
prokaryotic cells and eukaryotic cells.


Submit the screenshot from the
eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells activity along with this worksheet.





SCI 230 Week 3 Energy Flow Diagram

Create a diagram in which you illustrate the energy flow
among organisms of a food chain in a particular ecosystem.

Include the following:

  • sunlight

  • 2 producers

  • 2 consumers

Write a 400- to 525-word summary of your
diagram that includes the flowing components:

  • Describes
    the major categories of organisms, producers and consumers

  • Describes
    the interactions between organisms in your ecosystem

  • It has been
    stated that all energy comes directly or indirectly from the sun. Is this
    represented in your diagram?

  • Identify the
    method of energy production for the consumers and producers
    (photosynthesis, fermentation, or cellular respiration)

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SCI 230 Week 4 Mitosis and Meiosis

Create a multimedia presentation wherein you answer the
following questions:

  • What types
    of cells and organisms undergo mitosis and meiosis?

  • When do
    organisms use each process?

  • Research a
    genetic disorder and briefly describe the disorder and how it occurs in

  • How does the
    process of meiosis contribute to the development of the disorder in

Examples of multimedia presentation tools include the

  • Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations
    of at least 7- to 10-slides with detailed speaker notes (these should be
    similar to what would be said in an oral presentation)

  • Prezi™

  • For other
    possibilities, please discuss with your facilitators.

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SCI 230 Week 5 DNA Worksheet

Complete the
DNA Worksheet.

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DNA Worksheet


Answer each of the following in at least 100 words (with the exception of # 4).


1.     Describe the basic structure of DNA.  Discuss why DNA is often called a ‘protein

2.     List and briefly describe 3 primary differences between DNA and

3.     Describe each stage of the flow of information starting with DNA and ending
with a trait.



4.     Translate the following string of mRNA and determine which amino acid would
be made. Fill in the 3 letter code for the amino acid in the bottom row.


























SCI 230 Week 5 Cancer Cell Analysis

Write a 350- to 525-word essay addressing the
following points:

  • In your own
    words, describe how cancer occurs in human cells.

  • What changes
    take place and how does a normal cell progress to a cancerous cell?

  • Given what
    you have learned about cancer, propose an explanation to explain why
    cancer can be difficult to treat.

  • After all
    the years of research, why don't we have a viable cure for all cancers?

Cite all references in APA

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SCI 230 Week 6 Species Presentation

Resource: "The Origin of Species" section in Ch. 14
of Campbell Essential Biology With Physiology.

Choose a species to research.

Create a 7- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation
about your chosen species.

Include the following in your presentation:

  • How may your
    species have evolved?

  • Describe the
    mechanism of speciation, in general, and apply the mechanism to the
    species you researched.

  • Include
    evidence that supports your speciation hypothesis.

  • What role
    does natural selection play with this species?

  • What role
    does it play with evolution in general?

  • Does that
    apply to this species?

Include detailed speaker notes
with citations.

Include references in APA format.

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SCI 230 Week 7 Invertebrates and
Vertebrates Worksheet

Complete the
Invertebrates and Vertebrates worksheet

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and Invertebrates Worksheet


PART 1: Compare vertebrates and invertebrates.


Directions:  In the graphic below,
compare vertebrates and invertebrates by:

  • Create a list of 5 characteristics that make vertebrate and
    invertebrates different

  • Create a list of 5 characteristics that make vertebrate and
    invertebrates similar















PART TWO: Answer each of the following questions in 350-525 words.


Your text offers evidence of
evolution including: the fossil record, biogeography, comparative anatomy,
comparative embryology, and molecular biology. In your opinion, which of these
provides the strongest evidence for evolution? Which provides the weakest argument
for evolution?


Identify a plant or animal
species in your neighborhood. How is it perfectly adapted to its environment?
What would happen if you transplanted your species to a different




SCI 230 Week 8 Climate Change Tri-Fold

Resource: Tri-Fold Pamphlet Guide, your text, and the
following websites:

Create a Tri-Fold Pamphlet
about the impact of climate change on biomes. 

 Address the following prompts in your brochure:

  • Identify and
    briefly describe a biome listed in Chapter 18.

  • Provide a
    description, explanation, and a visual to represent how your chosen biome
    could be impacted by climate change.

  • Note. If you use the "Brochure Builder", you
    will need to complete the entire brochure before you can save.

Identify at least 2 populations
of animals and 2 populations of plants in the biome that may be at risk from
climate change. You may include images, but be sure to cite and reference all
images in APA format. 

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SCI 230 Week 9 Disaster Paper

Write a 700- to 1050-word paper on a recent
disaster (e.g. Exxon Valdez oil spill, Hurricane Katrina) and address the

  • Give a brief
    overview of the impacted ecosystem including a description of the wildlife
    and human populations.

  • Give an
    overview of the disaster. What happened, and what was the primary cause?

  • Describe the
    impact of the disaster to the biodiversity in the ecosystem.

  • Describe the
    role of humans in this disaster.

Include a well-developed
introduction and conclusion in your paper. Use academic references and format
your paper according to APA standards including in-text citations and

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