For many centuries, scientists believed there were only two kingdoms, or groups of living things: plants and animals. But Anton van Leeuwenhoek made microscopes in the 17th century that also proved there are microorganisms, or microbes. Microbes can help keep people stay healthy, but some also can make people sick.
Why do animals, plants, and people look like their parents? Learn about heredity, genes, and chromosomes in simple-to-understand language. Discover how the father of heredity, Gregor Mendel, unlocked the secrets of how living things pass down traits to their children.
Students will learn about the latest, cutting edge technology in medicine today. How this technology can diagnose disease, treat those diseases and where medical technology will lead us in the future.
Explores The Different Parts Of The Nervous System, Including The Brain, Spinal Cord, And Central Nervous System.
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Cells are the building blocks of life. According to Cell Theory, all living things are made of cells; cells are the basic unit of life; and all cells come from other cells. The nucleus of a cell has chromosomes made of DNA, which make each individual unique.
To understand why humans are the way they are, look at cellsâ€”especially the material in the center, called chromosomes. People have 23 pairs of chromosomes, so each cell has 46 in all. Parents pass chromosomes to their children. DNA carries the genetic information in alleles and is the blueprint for the cells of an organism. DNA tells one's body how to put certain materials together to produce certain traits.