The Building Blocks of Life
Despite the great diversity of life on Earth, scientists
who study biochemistry—the chemical basis of life’s activities—have found that
all living things share many similarities at the level of atoms and molecules.
This series explores and explains how these chemical substances and processes
affect all plants, animals, and microorganisms, including viruses, bacteria,
fungi, and protists. Students will learn how cells, energy, reproduction, and
key chemical reactions make it possible for life to develop and thrive.
• Detailed glossaries explain new terms and concepts
• Annotated illustrations help simplify complex structures and processes
• Supports the Next Generation Science Standards for high school physical science concepts