01 Introduction - Introduction to Biology I. Properties of...

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Introduction to Biology I. Properties of life A. Organization B. Metabolism C. Reproduction and heredity D. Growth and development E. Homeostasis F. Irritability G. Adaptation (at the population level) II. Levels of Organization A. Atom B. Molecule C. Organelle D. Cell E. Tissues F. Organs G. Organ Systems H. Organism I. Population J. Communities and Ecosystems III. The “Experimental Method” A. The Process of Science 1. Observation 2. Hypothesis a. Testable b. Falsifiable 3. Experimental design a. Repeatable 4. Testing a. Hypothesis supported (not proven) b. Hypothesis rejected 5. Interpretation and reporting 6. Use information to develop new hypotheses IV. How do we develop hypotheses? A. Experiments are designed to test specific hypotheses 1. Scientists can manipulate the environment, one variable at a time 2. This helps the scientist to determine specific variables that affect the outcome 3. Data are collected as supporting evidence and used to accept or reject the hypothesis B. The Logic of Hypothesis Testing
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