Students will be able to:
1. Describe the stages of the cell cycle and understand its importance to the growth of organisms.
2. Describe the roles of DNA, RNA and environment on cell differentiation.
3. Identify the components of DNA and how it confers traits.
4. Explain the process and purpose of transcription and translation.
5. Recognize the significance of meiosis to sexual reproduction.
6. Recognize that disruptions to the cell cycle lead to diseases such as cancer.