Craig Savage
Biology fan and teacher

A 1994 neuroscience graduate from Duke University, Craig Savage chose to share his love of biology and psychology as a teacher. For almost 20 years, he has taught Advanced Placement Biology and Psychology in independent schools in Atlanta, GA. and Dallas, TX. With a “simpler is better” approach, Craig’s lessons have helped thousands of students in over 190 different countries excel on their high school, AP and college exams.

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Basics of Genetics
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To what extent do genes determine how an organism looks or behaves? This complex question has intrigued scientists since the work of Gregor Mendel in the late nineteenth century! In this course, learn the basics of genetics, from Mendelian inheritance to genetic mutations. Discover prevailing theories on genetics, heredity, and sex-linked traits. Finally, learn about the relationship between genetics and disorders, such as hemophilia, and how pedigree is used to predict genetic outcomes!
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DNA & Protein Synthesis
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DNA is a complex molecule that serves as the foundation for all living organisms, and in this fantastic course with biology teacher Craig Savage, learn about the history, function, composition, and structure of DNA! Then take a look at the chemistry of DNA, and discover why it forms a "ladder" structure. Finally, learn about replication, mutations, RNA, and how prokaryotes regulate gene expression. By the end of this course, understand DNA replication and protein synthesis!
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Evolution & Natural Selection
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Why in the world do snakes have hipbones? Charles Darwin sure has an answer! In this exciting biology course, follow along with Craig Savage and learn about natural selection, evolution, and the competing theories of Darwin and Lamarck. Review the classic cases of the Pepper Month and the Finch, and learn what the environment has to do with genetic fitness. In addition, review speciation, genotype frequencies, population change, and explore theories about the origin of life on earth!
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How Photosynthesis Works
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Plants are able to take a bit of sunshine and water and create glucose to fuel their growth. The miraculous process by which this happens is called photosynthesis. Learn all about it in this biology course! Discover the chemistry behind light reactions, the calvin cycle, and the equation for photosynthesis. Then learn how plants generate ATP, NADPH, and oxygen, and how they process carbon dioxide. After this course, understand how plants grow and why they are so important to the ecosystem!
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Overview of Cellular Respiration
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How are sugars are broken down inside cells to be used as energy? Cellular respiration! In this course with biology teacher Craig Savage, learn how glucose is used in the Kreb’s cycle, how ATP, NADH, and FADH are produced, and how these are used for electron transport phosphorylation. Finally, learn about fermentation and ATP production in anaerobic conditions. Whether you are a biology student that needs to ace a final, or you just need a bio refresher, this is the perfect course!
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