Concepts of Biology
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The Concepts of Biology course contains 103 self-grading microlearning lessons that work instantly inside your Learning Management System (LMS).

Concepts of Biology is designed for the typical introductory biology course covering standard sequence requirements. The course includes interesting applications and conveys the major themes of biology, with content that is clear and easy to understand. The course is designed to demonstrate biology concepts and to promote scientific literacy. The Concepts of Biology course enhances students’ understanding of concepts through clear and effective illustrations, diagrams, and photographs.

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  • Themes and Concepts of Biology
  • The Process of Science
  • Final Assessment


  • The Building Blocks of Molecules
  • Water
  • Biological Molecules
  • Final Assessment
  • How Cells Are Studied
  • Comparing Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
  • Eukaryotic Cells
  • The Cell Membrane
  • Passive Transport
  • Active Transport
  • Final Assessment
  • Energy and Metabolism  ← TRY ONE!
  • Glycolysis
  • Citric Acid Cycle and Oxidative Phosphorylation
  • Fermentation
  • Connections to Other Metabolic Pathways
  • Final Assessment
  • Overview of Photosynthesis
  • The Light-Dependent Reactions of Photosynthesis
  • The Calvin Cycle
  • Final Assessment
  • The Genome
  • The Cell Cycle  ← TRY ONE!
  • Cancer and the Cell Cycle
  • Prokaryotic Cell Division
  • Final Assessment
  • Sexual Reproduction
  • Meiosis
  • Errors in Meiosis
  • Final Assessment
  • Mendel’s Experiments
  • Laws of Inheritance
  • Extensions of the Laws of Inheritance
  • Final Assessment
  • The Structure of DNA
  • DNA Replication
  • Transcription
  • Translation
  • How Genes Are Regulated
  • Final Assessment
  • Discovering How Populations Change
  • Mechanisms of Evolution
  • Evidence of Evolution
  • Speciation  ← TRY ONE!
  • Common Misconceptions about Evolution
  • Final Assessment


  • Organizing Life on Earth
  • Determining Evolutionary Relationships
  • Final Assessment
  • Prokaryotic Diversity
  • Eukaryotic Origins
  • Protists
  • Fungi
  • Final Assessment
  • The Plant Kingdom
  • Seedless Plants
  • Seed Plants: Gymnosperms
  • Seed Plants: Angiosperms
  • Final Assessment
  • Features of the Animal Kingdom
  • Sponges and Cnidarians
  • Flatworms, Nematodes, and Arthropods
  • Mollusks and Annelids
  • Echinoderms and Chordates
  • Vertebrates
  • Final Assessment
  • Homeostasis and Osmoregulation
  • Digestive System
  • Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
  • Endocrine System
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Nervous System
  • Final Assessment
  • Viruses  ← TRY ONE!
  • Innate Immunity
  • Adaptive Immunity
  • Disruptions in the Immune System
  • Final Assessment
  • How Animals Reproduce
  • Development and Organogenesis
  • Human Reproduction
  • Final Assessment
  • Energy Flow through Ecosystems
  • Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Terrestrial Biomes
  • Aquatic and Marine Biomes
  • Final Assessment
  • Importance of Biodiversity
  • Threats to Biodiversity
  • Preserving Biodiversity
  • Final Assessment

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