Foundational Concepts and Skills

 Core Concepts and Skills Diagram


  1.  ENERGY:  Energy is required by and transformed in biological systems.
  2.  STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION:  Macromolecular structure determines function and regulation.
  3.  INFORMATION STORAGE:  Information storage and flow are dynamic and interactive.
  4.  SKILLS:  Discovery requires objective measurement, quantitative analysis and clear communication.

As shown above, evolution and homeostasis are important underlying concepts:
         1. EVOLUTION
         2. HOMEOSTASIS  

Explanations of each foundational concept and associated learning goals can be found by click on the links below. A PDF version of the concepts is available by clicking here.