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BSCI105, Freshman Connection Fall 2010 Study Guide #1 I. Themes of Life Key Concept 1: “Life” is hard to define, but all living things share certain features: • Living things are organized • Living things consume energy • Living things reproduce • Living things self regulate • Living things sense and respond to the environment • Living things evolve Key Concept 2: Living systems exhibit emergent properties at different levels of organization. Key Concept 3: Biological information can be organized into major themes of study. • Levels of organization • Energy flow • Structure-function relationships • Cellular basis of life • Continuity of life • Regulatory mechansims
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Unformatted text preview: II. The Nature of Science Vocabulary: Induction Deduction Hypothesis Key Concept 1: Scientific research can be observational (inductive) or experimental (deductive). Key Concept 2: Experimental science is hypothesis-based and follows the "scientific method." • Make observations • Define a hypothesis • Design an experiment to test hypothesis • Interpret results • Draw conclusion III. The Science of Cell & Molecular Biology Key Concept: Cellular and molecular biology is the science of understanding how the structure, organization and regulation of molecules and cells relate to the biological functions of organisms....
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