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Unformatted text preview: BIO 1510 study guide for exam #1 2/6/08 For the exam on Wednesday, 2/6/08, you should be able to answer the following questions and perform the stated tasks. A. Introduction to science and biology 1. List and explain the properties of living organisms 2. Recreate the steps of hierarchical organization (atoms through biosphere) 3. Define inductive and deductive reasoning. Given an example, you should be able to state whether the reasoning is inductive or deductive 4. What are the steps of the scientific method? Be able to identify an example of each step. 5. Given a scenario (an observation / question), be able to recognize a reasonable hypothesis (in other words, you need to know that a hypothesis is a tentative answer to a question, that it must be falsifiable, etc.) 6. What lines of evidence did Darwin propose to support his ideas of evolution by means of natural selection? 7. What contribution did Malthus lend in the development of Darwins theory? 8. What did Darwin conclude about individuals competing for survival? 9. Who is Alfred Russell Wallace? 10. What evidence has since supported Darwins theory of natural selection? 11. Provide definitions for the following terms: a. analogy b. biology c. evolution d. fact e. homology f. science g. theory B. Inorganic biochemistry 1. Define matter 2. What is the basic make-up of an atom? Be able to label a simple diagram, and understand the basic properties of the subatomic particles (charge, location, etc.) 3. How is the atomic number of an atom determined? 4. How is the atomic mass of an atom determined? 5. Differentiate between electron orbitals and electron energy levels 6. Why is the number of valence electrons important? How many can there be in each energy level? 7. Describe what happens during an oxidation-reduction reaction 8. How many elements are there, and how many of these are naturally occurring vs. synthetic?...
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This note was uploaded on 08/08/2008 for the course BIO 1510 taught by Professor Rodriguez during the Spring '08 term at Wayne State University.
- Spring '08