CHAPTER 1 - THEMES IN THE STUDY OF LIFE
Inquiring about the World of Life
1. Briefly describe the unifying themes that characterize the biological sciences.
2. Diagram the hierarchy of structural levels in biological organization.
Analytical Assignment: Enzyme Activity
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Cell Membrane & Tonicity Worksheet
Composition of the Cell Membrane & Functions
The cell membrane is also called the _ membrane and is made of a
phospholipid _. The phospholipids have a hydrophilic (water attracting)
_ and two hydropho
The Cell Cycle
ALL CELLS ARE PROKARYOTIC OR EUKARYOTIC
In unicellular organisms, division of one cell reproduces
the entire organism
Multicellular organisms depend on cell division for
Development from a fertilized cell
Hormones and the Endocrine
Overview: The Bodys Long-Distance Regulators
Animal hormones are chemical signals that are secreted into the
circulatory system and communicate regulatory messages within the
Hormones reach all parts of th
Neurons, Synapses and Signaling
Overview: Lines of Communication
Neurons are nerve cells that
transfer information within the
Neurons use two types of signals
to communicate: electrical
signals (long-distance) and
chemical signals (shortdi
CHAPTER 48 - NEURONS, SYNAPSES, AND SIGNALING
An Overview of Nervous Systems
1. Name the three stages in the processing of information by nervous systems.
2. Distinguish among sensory neurons, interneurons, and motor neurons.
3. List and describe the majo
Cellular Respiration and
Overview: Life Is Work
Living cells require energy from outside sources
Some animals, such as the chimpanzee, obtain energy by
eating plants, and some animals feed on other organisms
that eat plants
CHAPTER 10 - PHOTOSYNTHESIS
The Process that Feeds the Biosphere
1. Distinguish between autotrophic and heterotrophic nutrition.
2. Describe the structure of a chloroplast, listing all membranes and compartments.
3. Write a summary equation for photosynth
Membranes: structure and
The Membrane: Overview
The plasma membrane separates the living cell
from its nonliving surroundings.
This thin barrier, 8 nm thick, controls traffic into
and out of the cell.
Like all biological membranes, the
CHAPTER 5 Part 2
Proteins have Many Structures, Resulting in a Wide Range of Functions
1. Distinguish between a protein and a polypeptide.
2. Explain how a peptide bond forms between two amino acids.
3. List and describe the four major
The Chemical Context of Life
Overview: A Chemical Connection
Biology is a multidisciplinary science
Living organisms are subject to basic laws of
physics and chemistry
One example is the use
of formic acid by ants
to maintain devils
Carbon and the Molecular
Diversity of Life
Overview: Carbon: The Backbone of Life
Living organisms consist mostly of carbon-based
Carbon is unparalleled in its ability to form large, complex,
and diverse molecules
Proteins, DNA, carboh