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Kingdom: Fungi Characteristics & Structure

Mycology Myco- = fungus -ology= study of General Characteristics of Fungi: Eukaryotic Decomposers – the best recyclers around No chlorophyll – non-photosynthetic Most multicellular (hyphae) – some unicellular (yeast) Non-motile Cell walls made of chitin (kite-in) instead of cellulose like that of a plant Are more related to animals than the plant kingdom Lack true…

Phylum Arthropoda, Echinodermata, Chordata

The largest animal phylum- 1 million species of crabs, shrimp, spiders, scorpions, and insects make up this phylum Have jointed appendages; segmented bodies Exoskeletons made of chitin Molt;  have heads with many sensory organs. Bilateral Simple and complex eyes that detect only light intensity and form images Antennae that smell chemical substances in the environment…

Conservation Biology: Extinction, Habitat Loss, Invasive Species, Overexploitation

SPECIES EXTINCTION Species can become extinct: Locally: A species is no longer found in an area it once inhabited but is still found elsewhere in the world. Ecologically: Occurs when so few members of a species are left they no longer play its ecological role. Globally (biologically): Species is no longer found on the earth.…

FREEDOM: THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES

Civil Liberties in the Constitution Civil liberties are constitutional provisions, laws, and practices that protect individuals from governmental interference. Found primarily in the Bill of Rights. They protect us from the government. Civil rights are guarantees by government of equal treatment to all citizens.  (The word equality does not appear in the Constitution.) Constitutional liberties…

How Rocks Form: Igneous Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks, Metamorphic Rocks

Why Study Rocks? -Many, many uses! – writing tools (chalk, pencils), building materials (marble, concrete), fuels (coal), scouring powder (pumice, sand), weapons (flint, obsidian) Rock: a group of minerals bound together –  Found in the Earth’s crust and mantle The Rock Cycle: the continuous process of rock formation and change – Presents a “map” of the…