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Printer Friendly Vocabulary: evolution, deoxyribonucleic acid DNA , emergent properties, biosphere, ecosystems, community, population, organism, organs and organ systems, tissues, organelles, cell, molecule, eukaryotic cell, prokaryotic cell, gene, genome, negative feedback, positive feedback, adaptation, inductive reasoning, data, hypothesis, deductive reasoning, controlled experiment, dependent variable, independent variable, theory Objectives: After attending lectures and studying the chapter, the student should be able to: 1.
Define biology. List and explain the characteristics of life. Define metabolism. Distinguish between types of organisms by describing the differences between and give examples of: a.
List and explain the levels of biological organization. Relating to major concepts in biology, explain what is meant by: a. Explain why DNA is considered the molecule of inheritance in all organisms. Define evolution. Define population and give examples of characteristics of populations.
Explain evolution through natural selection. Explain how adaptations come about through natural selection. Explain why evolution is a central theme in biology. Define science and explain why biology is a science. Distinguish between inductive and deductive reasoning and explain how these processes of logic are used in science.
List in order and explain the logical relationship between the steps of the scientific method. Explain the difference between hypothesis, theory, and law.
Explain the "if. Explain the difference between observational and experimental investigations. Explain the difference between the control group and the experimental group in a controlled experiment. Explain the difference between the controlled variables, the independent variable, and the dependent variable s. Explain the difference between qualitative and quantitative data and give examples of each.
Explain the relationship between the conclusion and the hypothesis. Be able to name the three Domains by which all living organisms are classified, and what organisms belong to each. Be able to state the Theory of Natural Selection and how it effects evolution of a species. Be able to give the steps the scientific method when given a simple experiment with results. Distinguish between results data and conclusion! Be able to answer multiple choice questions at the end of the chapter.
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