Crossing the bridge from physics to chemistry, we take a levels-of-organization approach to the structure of matter, building upon a foundation of mechanics and electromagnetism to describe the atom, the chemical bond, and intermolecular forces. We now have the tools to describe the organic functional groups important in biochemistry.
Bird's Eye View - Take a tour of biology as a whole.
Conceptual Integration - Focus is on developing your ability to use classical physics to more deeply understand atomic theory, chemical bonding, and intermolecular force and pave the way for thermochemistry and chemical thermodynamics.
Testing - Take a short biology diagnostic test to establish familiarity with the challenges ahead a help set the baseline in the learning management system.
In Module 1 we begin a regular practice of reading from a variety of nonfiction sources. In addition to beginning our regular reading, we also begin the process of breaking down the CARS exam format as a form with its own set of rules. The better you understand the methods and intentions of the test-writers, the better you will become at interpreting CARS questions.