1408 Ch 1 Outline

1408 Ch 1 Outline - 1 INVITATION TOBIOLOGY ChapterOutline...

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1 INVITATION  TO BIOLOGY Chapter Outline IMPACTS, ISSUES: LOST WORLDS AND   OTHER WONDERS 10.1 LIFE'S LEVELS OF ORGANIZATION Making Sense of the World A Pattern in Life’s Organization 10.2 OVERVIEW OF LIFE’S UNITY Energy and Life’s Organization Organisms Sense and Respond to  Change Organisms Grow and Reproduce 10.3 IF SO MUCH UNITY, WHY SO MANY  SPECIES? 10.4 AN EVOLUTIONARY VIEW OF  DIVERSITY 10.5 CRITICAL THINKING AND  SCIENCE Thinking about Thinking The Scope and Limits of Science 10.6 HOW SCIENCE WORKS Observations, Hypotheses, and Tests About the Word “Theory” Some Terms Used in Experiments 10.7 THE POWER OF EXPERIMENTAL  TESTS Potato Chips and Gas Butterflies and Birds Asking Useful Questions SAMPLING ERROR IN EXPERIMENTS SUMMARY SELF-QUIZ CRITICAL THINKING Objectives 1. Define the key characteristics of life and  be able to distinguish  living  organisms  from  nonliving   matter. 2. Describe the general pattern  of energy  flow through  Earth’s life forms, and  explain  how  Earth’s  resources are used  again and  again (cycled). 3. Explain what  is meant  by the term   diversity,  and  speculate about  what  caused  the great diversity   of life forms on Earth. 4. Understand  how  natural selection and  evolution  influence diversity of life. 5. Understand  the components of the scientific method. 6. Explain  how  people  came  to believe  that  the populations  of organisms  that  inhabit  Earth  have  changed  through  time. 7. Understand  the limitations that are imposed  on science and  scientists. Invitation  to Biology 1
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Key Terms adaptive trait  animals Archaea atoms Bacteria biosphere cell community consumers control group critical thinking decomposers development DNA ecosystem emergent  properties energy  Eukarya  evolution experiment experimental group fungi genus, genera homeostasis  hypotheses models molecules mutation natural selection nature observations organism plants population prediction prokaryotic producers protists receptors reproduction sampling  error science scientific theory species supernatural test variable Lecture Outline Impacts, Issues: Lost Worlds and  Other Wonders A. Are there still parts of our world  that are unexplored? 1. Almost every week new  organisms are being discovered. 2. Exploring and  making  sense of nature  is part of what  biologists do. B. How  can the scientific study  of life deepen  your world? C. How  Would  You Vote? Should  naming  rights to new  species be sold? 1.1
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