Ch. 1 PP - Chapter 1 (pp.3-20) Overview of some bio-...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 1 (pp.3-20) Overview of some bio- concepts & themes Learning objectives: Explain the relationship between hierarchy and emergent properties. Understand the concept of reductionism and its usefulness in bio- research. Know a mnemonic for remembering the current taxonomic classifications. Describe the basis of Darwins idea of natural selection. What was he thinking? Know what properties something must have to be considered alive. Describe the role of observation and the formal steps involved in the scientific method Fig. 1-4 The biosphere Communities Populations Organisms Ecosystems Organs and organ systems Cells Cell Organelles Atoms Molecules Tissues 10 m 1 m 50 m Each level is more complex than the preceding level A Hierarchy of biological organization what does this mean? Simply There are many levels of biological organization, from atoms to the biosphere. [see http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/promer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/ ] A system Is a combination of components that form a more...
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