Concept Map Example provided Create a concept map. A concept map is a diagram th
Concept Map Example provided Create a concept map. A concept map is a diagram that depicts suggested relationships between concepts, usually using words or phrases. They are not only a good study tool, but a great way to visually organize connections between information. Your concept map should somehow represent relationships between the 9 units covered in this class: The Scientific Process The Diversity of Life Chemistry and Metabolism Nutrition Infection and Immunity Cancer Genetics Evolution Biodiversity and Conservation Each of the 9 Units should be a "major node" (a major connecting point) on your diagram that directly connects to at least 2 other "major nodes" (each representing a Unit). You may interrelate (connect) one major node with another, as long as you provide justification for it with a phrase or a few words on your map (please include this rationale on the line at the halfway point between the nodes you are connecting). If you can directly connect a particular Unit with more than 2 others, go for it - just make sure you include a short phrase/rationale that explains how or why they are connected. Expand your network: Each of your 9 unit (major) nodes should branch out into at least 3 multiple smaller, "minor nodes"; each minor node should represent an important topic from that Unit. For example, potential topic (minor) nodes for Unit 6 - Cancer include the cell cycle, mitosis, meiosis, DNA, and/or Transcription/Translation. Furthermore, one (or more) of these topics/minor nodes can be connected to Unit 8 - Evolution, since they contribute to genetic variation... which are they? Also, do any of these minor nodes (topics) relate to, say, Unit 2 - The Diversity of Life? Speaking of which, what processes lead to the incredible diversity of life on this planet? (See another connection here?) There are many different possibilities for your map. You can make your concept map on a computer using an application like Powerpoint, or you can draw it out with pen and paper and turn in a picture of your work. There are also several websites that you can use to make concept maps for free (examples: or Coggle; these sites require you sign up for an account but have free versions you can use). This assignment encourages artistic creativity as well; feel free to include relevant images that represent different Units, topics or ideas covered in class. For full credit, your concept map must include : All 9 Units (shown as large, "Major Nodes") Each Unit must be connected to at least 2 other Units with short explanations 3 relevant "minor nodes" (topics) branching from each Unit 6 of the Units (Major nodes) on your map must have at least one minor node (topic) that is connected to at least one minor node from another Unit, with short explanations provided Map must include relevant images and have an organized layout (nodes/lines are evenly spaced and justifications appear at the halfway point between nodes)

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