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Unformatted text preview: Bio 213 Winter 2010 Megan O’Neill Introduction • Megan O’Neill • Office:33-264 • Phone:756-2806 est to email me for rrespondence • Best to email me for correspondence • Email: [email protected] • Office Hours: – Mon. 2:00 – Or by appointment Text: Mader, Concepts of Biology • Clicker: eInstruction response pad Grading • Grades based on: • In class quizzes 15% of your grade – Must be present for class quiz points – 5% for attendance – 10% for quiz questions; mostly based on readings • Midterm exam b 100 pts nal exam 00 pts • Final exam b 100 pts • Online Quiz – Every week – Online for 5 days – Your responsibility – 25% grade • Bb Discussion Board – Weekly posting for 5% of your grade – Post by Friday 5 PM Atoms Molecules Cells issues Levels of Organization in Life Tissues Organs Organisms Ecosystems Red Blood Cells Oak Grassland Lecture #1 Outline • Scientific Method • Organic Molecules – Carbohydrates – Proteins – Lipids – Nucleic Acids – ATP • Cells 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. Cells: Chapters 4 & 5 Science as a Way of Knowing • Science is a process of discovery • Science considers only what is observable – Directly or indirectly ience only considers questions that can be tested • Science only considers questions that can be tested – Questions about moral beliefs are untestable – Questions about religious beliefs are untestable The Scientific Method 1. Make an observation 2. Develop a hypothesis 3. Design and run an experiment 4. Evaluate the results The Scientific Method • A process that outlines a series of steps used to answer questions • Requires evidence to logically solve problems Hypothesis • An educated guess – provides a tentative answer to a...
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