Study Guide for Exam 1

Study Guide for Exam 1 - Chapter 1 Scientific inquiry is a...

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Chapter 1 Scientific inquiry is a search for information and explanation, often focusing on specific questions. Discovery based science is mostly describing nature. Hypothesis based science is mostly explaining nature. Inductive reasoning is discovery science that can to important conclusions based on a type of logic called induction. Generalizing on many specific observations Deductive reasoning is when logic flows from general to specific Hypotheses is a tentative answer to a well-framed question-an explanation on trial Theories are much broader in a scope that a hypothesis. Example hypothesis, “Mimicking poisonous snakes is an adaption that protects nonpoisonous snakes from predators” Example theory, “Evolutionary adaptations evolve by natural selections” Chapter 2 Atomic nucleus is at the center of the atom. Neutrons and electrons are packed together tightly to form a dense core (atomic nucleus) We use a measurement of Daltons to weigh the atoms. The abbreviation _2_He is an example which tells us there are 2 protons Isotopes are an element that has the same number of protons but some atoms have more neutrons that
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course BIO 120 taught by Professor Henshaw during the Fall '07 term at Saginaw Valley.

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Study Guide for Exam 1 - Chapter 1 Scientific inquiry is a...

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