Study Guide - Chapter 1 Introduction

Study Guide - Chapter 1 Introduction - 3. Explain the...

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Mynlieff, fall 2009 Study Guide – Introduction After attending the lecture and reading Chapter 1, pages 1-11 and 18-24 as well as doing the “GraphIt” activity” on the Masteringbio website you should be able to define and appropriately use the following terms: Prokaryotic cell Eukaryotic cell Gene Genome Deductive reasoning Inductive reasoning Hypothesis Theory Control in an experiment Variable in an experiment After attending the lecture and doing the assigned reading you should be able to do the following: 1. Describe the basic characteristics that all organisms share. 2. Explain why it is important to have a good working knowledge of biology.
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Explain the difference between discovery science and hypothesis based science. 4. Explain the processes involved in scientific discovery. 5. Describe how a hypothesis is formulated and how it becomes a theory. 6. Define variable and understand its involvement in a controlled experiment. 7. Set up a simple experiment following the scientific method including formulating a hypothesis and establishing proper controls. 8. Given a set of data you should be able to graph the data in a way to draw significant conclusions from the data....
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