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[BIOL 1201] - Midterm Exam Guide - Ultimate 44 pages long Study Guide!


Department
Biological Sciences
Course Code
BIOL 1201
Professor
Bill Wischusen
Study Guide
Midterm

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BIOL 1201
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Introduction: Themes in the Study of Life 00:58
What is science?
Understanding the natural world
The study of how the world works
Understanding and applying
It is a verb; something that you do; a process
What do scientist do?
Make observations
Attempt to discern patterns
Assume that the future is like the past
Laws of physics will not change on us
Scientific Method: Circular Process. It is important to ask yourself what you are trying to
achieve and to have a goal in mind.
Observation – affected by the advancement of technology
Generalization or Model
Predictions or Hypothesis
Test
New set of Observations
New/Old: some things we know and others we don’t
Cellular structure/respiration: we know
Eukaryotic structure: scratching the surface
Model (in order) As the information and knowledge increases, the model approaches reality
but never hits 100%.
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Observation
Generalization or Model
Predictions of Hypothesis
Test
What happens as a result of this process?
Terminology
Hypothesis:
explanation or prediction for something that has not been tested yet
It has no validity
Theory:
Has been tested many times and is always supported
It has validity and has backing, but may not perfect
Law:
Theory that is continued to be tested and continues to gain support
You are very close to a good understanding of it
You do not see a lot of laws in biology
What is biology
The study of life
What is life
Requires oxygen
Movement
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