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Biology

Characteristics of Living Things

Biology is rooted in the scientific study involving the Characteristics of Living Things. You will learn the 7 Characteristics of Life that provide parameters in determining a life force. Explore the impact on quality of lives are in our topic Bacteria and discover the benefits that Plants and Animals provide to the human race. Learn how Archaeas, Protists and Fungi are structured in Classification of Organisms and the key details that identify where they belong. Discover the 8 Levels of Organization and Organ Systems to determine the classification of all life on earth. From the most granular life form to the human race, Characteristics of Living Things will help you gain a broad yet nuanced comprehension of concepts, structure and methods involved in this Biology course. ​

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We want to make it simple for you to begin integrating Next Generation Science-Aligned Lessons into your classroom. Our Science Pathways feature in-depth, relevant content that aligns to these new standards. As an added benefit, these Pathways use Sophia’s Many Ways To Learn, an innovative approach that features multiple instructors and teaching techniques to connect with all kinds of learning styles.

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Human Biology

Examine the molecular and cellular basis of life as well as genetics and organ systems.

Pathways that Teach Characteristics of Living Things

Pathways are a sequence of tutorials that help you learn a whole subject area, one concept at a time. Choose from multiple teachers and teaching styles.
Characteristics of Living Things Pathway
Concepts: 12
Quiz Points: 180
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