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FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE The BIOLOGY 103 course covers the following areas of biology: • Scientific Theory, Scientific Method and Concept of Control Group, Making Conclusions using Scientific Method • Characteristics of Life • Cell Theory • Molecular and Cellular Organization • Mendelian Genetics; Mutations • Biological Evolution • Ecosystems You should review the following terms and concepts in these areas as you study for the final examination. Disclaimer: This guide provides possible questions and concepts to study and review for the final. The questions listed below may not reflect the exact questions found on the final examination. Conversely, if a concept or question is found on this list, it does not necessarily mean that it will definitely be found on the final. This is a STUDY guide, not an exact listing of questions for the final examination. The Scientific Method Be able to interpret a set of experimental data, determine whether the data proves or disproves the starting hypothesis of the experiment, and form conclusions based on the data. Be able to identify the following aspects in an experiment: Independent variable Dependent variable Controlled variables Control group vs Test/experimental group Hypothesis Prediction Results Conclusion
Be able to distinguish between the following concepts: scientific method scientific model scientific result scientific theory Characteristics of Life - list and describe the shared characteristics of living organisms. Water - describe the various properties of water which make it important to the survival an evolution of life on earth: Cohesion Polarity Solute Temperature regulation Describe the Linnaean classification scheme . List and properly order the levels of organization in the Linnaean classification scheme, including Domain (highest, most inclusive level) Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus Species (lowest, most specific level) Describe the relationship between the following items, including their hierarchical organization and function in an organism cells (lowest level of organization)
Cell Theory - describe the principles of the Cell Theory
Plasma Membrane/Cell Membrane

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