100_review_exam_1 - Biology 100 Human Biology Spring 2010...

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Biology 100 – Human Biology Spring 2010 REVIEW SHEET FOR EXAM #1 Disclaimer: You will be tested for your understanding of all material covered in lecture and on the following specific textbook pages : Chapter 1 (entire chapter), p. 33 (bottled vs. tap water), pp. 47-49 (antioxidants; and “What are you paying for?”), pp. 118-119 (thermoregulation; feedback), and pp. 169-171 (insulin, diabetes). 1. What are the seven characteristics common to all living things? 2. Know the order of the levels of organization in living things. (atoms, molecules, etc.) What is the “smallest unit of life”? 3. Define homeostasis . Know the temperature regulation example (from lecture and text): what is the body’s thermostat and where is it? what body processes can raise body temperature? what body processes can lower body temperature? As another example, know the regulation of blood sugar (see question # 27 on this review sheet). 4. (From text): Compare and contrast negative and positive feedback. Be able to provide examples of each. What type of feedback is used to regulate homeostasis? 5. What is an organism’s metabolism ? 6. Define evolution . 7. (From lecture and text): What is the scientific method? What is a hypothesis, and what are the properties of a good hypothesis? Understand what a controlled experiment is – in it, be able to identify the manipulated variable , control group, experimental group . What are the reasons to have a large sample size? Define and explain the purpose of: placebo , blind experiment , double-blind study . What is the distinction between a hypothesis and a theory? Why might information in scientific journals be more reliable than information in magazines or on the Internet? (Also, distinguish between primary and secondary sources.) What types of questions should one ask to evaluate science
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100_review_exam_1 - Biology 100 Human Biology Spring 2010...

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