Ch.1 PPT - The Science of Biology Chapter 1 Properties of...

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1 The Science of Biology Chapter 1 2 Properties of Life Living organisms: are composed of cells are complex and ordered respond to their environment can grow and reproduce obtain and use energy maintain internal balance allow for evolutionary adaptation
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2 3 Levels of Organization Cellular Organization cells organelles molecules atoms The cell is the basic unit of life. 4 Levels of Organization Organismal Level organism organ systems organs tissues
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3 5 Levels of Organization Population Level ecosystem community species population 6 Levels of Organization Each level of organization builds on the level below it but often demonstrates new features. Emergent properties : new properties present at one level that are not seen in the previous level
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4 7 The Nature of Science Science aims to understand the natural world through observation and reasoning. Science begins with observations, therefore, much of science is purely descriptive. Science uses both deductive and inductive reasoning. 8 The Nature of Science Deductive reasoning uses general principles to make specific predictions. Inductive reasoning uses specific observations to develop general conclusions.
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5 9 The Nature of Science Scientists use a systematic approach to gain
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2010 for the course CHEM 91502 taught by Professor Auld,f during the Spring '10 term at Virginia Tech.

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Ch.1 PPT - The Science of Biology Chapter 1 Properties of...

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