BIO 213-F09 - Lecture 1

BIO 213-F09 - Lecture 1 - Bio 213 Fall 2009 Megan O'Neill...

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Bio 213 Fall 2009 Megan O’Neill
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Introduction • Megan O’Neill • Office:33-264 • Phone:756-2806 • Email:mboneill@calpoly.edu • Office Hours: – Or by appointment
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Text: Mader, Concepts of Biology Clicker: eInstruction response pad
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To register your clicker: To enroll your response pad go to: 1. eInstruction.com 2. Click the “student” button and you will be prompted to choose your school 3. Follow directions on website to create your account, then to register your response pad
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Class Key • If you are enrolled in Bio 213-01 , your key is: H55171A871 • If you are enrolled in Bio 213-02 , your key is: H55172E215 • Please do not use the wrong key!!! • Keys are on “Announcement” page on Bb
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Grading • Grades based on: • In class quizzes 15% of your grade – Must be present for in class quiz points • Midterm exam Æ 100 pts • Final exam Æ 100 pts • Online Quiz –E v e r y w e
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Biology
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Atoms Molecules Cells Tissues Organs Organisms Ecosystems Levels of Organization in Life Red Blood Cells Oak Grassland
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Lecture #1 Outline • Scientific Method • Organic Molecules –Carbohydrates –Proteins –Lipids –Nucleic Acids •ATP
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Lecture #1 Readings Chapters 1. Introduction – Chapter 1 2. Chemistry – we don’t cover in class but you are responsible for knowing the information. At least review it! (Chapter 2) 3. Organic Molecules – Chapter 3 4. For next week: Chapters 4 & 5
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Science as a Way of Knowing • Science is a process of discovery • Science considers only what is observable – Directly or indirectly • Science only considers questions that can be tested – Questions about moral beliefs are untestable – Questions about religious beliefs are untestable
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The Scientific Method 1. Make an observation 2. Develop a hypothesis 3. Design and run an experiment 4. Evaluate the results
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The Scientific Method • A process that outlines a series of steps used to answer questions • Requires evidence to logically solve problems
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Hypothesis • An educated guess – provides a tentative answer to a specific question or observation • Based on past experience and evidence • Must be testable • Hypotheses can be eliminated but not proven to be true with absolute certainty
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• To test hypothesis, scientist collect data by either direct observation or experimentation. – Observation: record information showing a
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BIO 213-F09 - Lecture 1 - Bio 213 Fall 2009 Megan O'Neill...

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