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Unformatted text preview: 1 Chapter 1a: Exploring Life (sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.6) Important Point: First Things First Today we will cover chapters 1, 2, & maybe 3 These are an intro to biology and a review of general and water chemistryplease read these chapters You will be responsible for these on the first midterm exam (1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.6, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) Section 1.5 of chapter 1 we will cover during the first first lab To view lecture notes go to: www.phage.org/lectures Let me know how I may be able to improve that web page so that it may be more usable What is Biology? In some ways, biology is the most demanding of all sciences, partly because living systems are so complex and partly because biology is an interdisciplinary science that requires knowledge of chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Modern biology is the decathlon of natural science. And of all the sciences, biology is the most connected to the humanities and social sciences....
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