Living environment or biology is a science that studies the organization and interactions of living things in this world. In this course, you will learn how living things are able to keep themselves alive. You will learn many new concepts and scientific vocabulary in order to understand and explain the natural world around you. You will also gain many useful scientific skills such as: writing a lab report, performing experiments, scientific literacy, note-taking, organization of a sourcebook, scientific research and analyzing data.
Students must complete all assigned lab write-ups in order to be eligible for the Regent examination in living environment. If a student does not participate and complete the lab write-up (questions and analysis) they will not be able to take the final examination. This is New York State Law and has to be followed. All labs write-ups will be kept in a folder at school in order to prove that each student has completed the lab requirement for this course. If a student is absent for a lab activity, they are responsible to make-up (redo) the whole lab.
Eukaryotes have larger, more-complex cells than bacteria or archaea. This category includes microscopic, single-celled organisms like protists and yeast, and also multi-cellular organisms like plants and animals. Eukaryotes that live in extreme environments often depend on bacteria and archaea for food, much like we depend on plants and plant-eaters for our energy needs.
"Inspiring people to care about the planet." In the new edition of LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, authors Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman have partnered with the National Geographic Society to develop a text designed to equip students with the inspiration and knowledge they need to make a difference solving today's environmental issues. Exclusive content highlights important work of National Geographic Explorers, and features over 200 new photos, maps, and illustrations that bring course concepts to life. Using sustainability as the integrating theme, LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT 18e, provides clear introductions to the multiple environmental problems that we face and balanced discussions to evaluate potential solutions. In addition to the integration of new and engaging National Geographic content, every chapter has been thoroughly updated and 18 new Core Case Studies offer current examples of present environmental problems and scenarios for potential solutions. The concept-centered approach used in the text transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be and their important role in shaping it. offers additional exclusive National Geographic content, including high-quality videos on important environmental problems and efforts being made to address them. Team up with Mller/Spoolman's, LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT and the National Geographic Society to offer your students the most inspiring introduction to environmental science available!