Botany Notes, September 4-13

Botany Notes, September 4-13 - September 4th 2007 I...

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September 4 th , 2007 I. Structure II. Physiology – growth, genetics, reproduction III. Survey – 5 groups- 4 contain plants PHOTOSYNTHESIS – Carbon dioxide + water + sunlight –chlorophyll sugar + oxygen + water -gives us oxygen -sugar we eat 1. ENERGY TRAPPING – sugar is energy that we get from plants 2. OXYGEN PRODUCTION – 90% oxygen comes from diatoms 3. PRODUCTS a. Food b. Spices c. Paper d. Wood – soft, hard e. Diseases f. Drugs – illegal, legal 4. GENETIC ENGINEERING – altering plants to make something a. Insulin- allows bodies to absorb sugar *everything a human consumes, meat or plant, had been altered in some way. September 6 th , 2007 I. Pramstora Pleistocene overkill- big (100+ lb.) animals disappear, it was our ancestors who were killing them off Farming (9000BC) – farmers were unable to wander around because of their crops; towns and cities developed Monoliths – structures of calculators for farming, to predict eclipses Pharmacopeia - 40 volumes of books to use plants to help diseases II. Scientific method a. Observations – what we see b. Hypothesis—prediction c. Experimentation – test hypothesis data- write down what you observe from experiment d. Conclusion – your answer theory based upon data & facts found law *Science- organized body of knowledge that has been gathered using the scientific method e. Aristole (died 322 BC)
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