Chapter 1 - Organismal Biology Jeff Feaster Chapter 1 I....

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Organismal Biology Jeff Feaster Chapter 1 I. Biology - Definition A. Properties of Life 1. Cellular organization 2. Order 3. Sensitivity 4. Growth, Development, and reproduction 5. Energy utilization 6. Evolve to the environment 7. Homeostasis B. Hierarchical Organization 1. Cellular level Atoms Molecules Macromolecules Organelles Cells B. Hierarchical Organization 2. Organismal level Tissue Organs Organ systems Organisms B. Hierarchical Organization 3. Population level Population Species Communities Ecosystems
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II. The Nature of Science Science deals with observations and measurements If it can’t be observed or measured it is out of the realm of science 2 main scientific approaches 1. Discovery Science – verifiable observations and measurements Data collection and analysis Classification of organisms Decoding the human genome Not necessarily an experiment 2. Hypothesis driven science (problem solving) Scientific Method is an organized manner to examine the natural world Steps of the scientific method:
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2009 for the course BIOLOGY 21909 taught by Professor Jefffeaster during the Spring '09 term at Fullerton College.

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