Biology Midterm Study Guide

Biology Midterm Study Guide - BIOLOGY DISTRICT MIDTERM...

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BIOLOGY – DISTRICT MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE 09-10 The Biology midterms are cumulative exams that encompass all of the concepts learned since September. Midterm will consist of 80 multiple choice questions. The midterm and final exams combined are equivalent to 1/5 of your final grade for the course. ..they are significant! Be sure to study! How to study : c To be a successful as possible for this exam – you should be studying well in advance of the exam (several hours total). c Review previous class notes and handouts c Review previous terminology learned in class and in your text (flash cards work well) c Review previous tests (arrange time with your teacher) c Review diagrams in your text (can you talk about what is being depicted in these diagrams?) c Review end of chapter/section review questions in your text c Compare and contrast information whenever possible…e.g., eukaryotic/prokaryotic cells, plant/animal cells, active and passive transport, photosynthesis /cellular respiration, aerobic/anaerobic respiration, food chain/food web, autotroph/heterotroph. Topics to study: Lab safety Parts of a microscope Scientific method Characteristics of living things Biological levels of organization Taxonomy and classification Ecology and biomes Ecological relationships (e.g., competition, symbiosis) Trophic levels and food chains/food webs Succession Human impact on the environment Biogeochemical cycles Parts of an atom Types of bonds Properties of water pH Properties of macromolecules Enzyme characteristics Parts of a cell Cell Theory Prokaryote vs. Eukaryote Cellular transport (active and passive) Energy, ATP, and laws of thermodynamics Cellular respiration Photosynthesis and cycling of materials Bacteria and viruses
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Be able to: describe use of a microscope and wet mount slide preparation design an experiment using the steps of the scientific method identify key components of experimental design including hypothesis, independent variable, dependent variable, and experimental control. organize levels of organization in living things (cells, tissues, organs, etc.) identify the characteristics shared by all living organisms classify organisms in their proper kingdom based on their biological characteristics understand the hierarchical levels of classification (most specific to least specific) identify the trophic role of an organism in a food chain or food web (e.g., producer, consumer, decomposer, predator, prey…) discuss the symbiotic relationship between organisms in an ecosystem differentiate between population and community ecology predict the events of biological succession compare distinguishing characteristics of the Earth’s biomes explain the components of an atom; differentiate between and atom and an element differentiate between covalent, ionic, and hydrogen bonds predict the bonding patterns of C, H, N, O, P, and S; describe the special characteristics of carbon that make
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