Biology Mid-term Study Guide

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1 Name: _____________________ Date: _______________ Biology Mid-Term Study Guide Date of midterm exam: Jan 26 Time of midterm exam: 9:35AM (Block 2) DON’T BE LATE! Exam Room: ____________ This study guide packet is meant to help prepare for the mid-term exam. The review covers the chapters in the first and second marking period. To properly prepare for the exam you should: 1. Review this packet 2. Organize and review your notes 3. Review old tests & quizzes 4. Start Early!! Bring to the exam Bring to the exam Bring to the exam: A #2 pencil with an eraser and a book or magazine to occupy you should you finish early. You will not be able to leave and go to your locker so bring everything with you. Exam Structure Part I: 145 multiple choice items Part II: 5 short answer questions Part III: One essay question Good Luck! Remember: Your exam accounts for 10% of your final grade!
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2 Chapter 1: The Science of Biology 1. List and discuss the 8 characteristics of all living things: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 2. What is biology? 3. What is homeostasis? 4. Define sexual and asexual reproduction. Experimental Design 5. Read the experimental design and answer the questions: A group of students was trying to determine which type of soil would rose bushes grow the tallest in. They had five rose bushes that they planted in five different types of soil. The size of the pots were the same, they were watered the same amount and kept in the same light and temperature conditions. a. Identify the problem that needs to be studied or investigated? b. What was the manipulated variable? c. What was the responding variable? d. Determine the controlled variables in the experimental design.
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3 6. Another group of students were trying to determine at what temperature a newly discovered fish will thrive. They set up four different aquariums and kept each at different temperatures. They put 100 fish in each tank and then counted how many were alive at the end of a week. a. What was the problem? b. What was the independent (manipulated) variable? c. What was the dependent (responding) variable? d. What conditions need to be kept constant (controlled) during the experiment? Microscopes 1. Label the diagram of the microscope. 4.
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2010 for the course BIBC bibc 103 taught by Professor Coleman during the Spring '09 term at UCSD.

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