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BSC 108 Notes for Week 1

by: Jared Helton

BSC 108 Notes for Week 1 BSC 108

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These notes were from 8/19/16
Intro to Biology Non-Maj
Dr. Yates
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jared Helton on Wednesday August 31, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to BSC 108 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Dr. Yates in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see Intro to Biology Non-Maj in Biology at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.


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Date Created: 08/31/16
BSC 108 8/19/16  Living o They have order o They regulate themselves  Homeostasis  Maintaining a steady state o Growth and Development o They use Energy o Response to Environment o Reproduce o Evolve  Non-Living o Non-use of energy Theme 1: The Scope of Life and Emergent Properties  Life Consists of Vertical Hierarchy Theme 2: Organisms Exchange Matter and Energy within Ecosystems  Every organism interacts with it’s environment o Both are affected  Ex. Plants use CO2 to make food  All O2 in the atmosphere comes from photosynthesis o Nutrients are recycled o Energy flows from sunlight to producers to consumers  Energy exists as heat Theme 3: Cells are an Organisms Basic Unit  Cells are the lowest level of organization that can preform all the activities of life.  All Cells… o Are enclosed in membranes Theme 4: The continuity of Life is Based on the Information in DNA  Chromosomes contain most of a cell’s genetic material in the form of DNA  DNA is a substance of genes  Genes are the units of inheritance that transmit information from parents to offspring Theme 5: Diversity is the Hallmark of Life and the diverse forms of life fit their functions  There are 3 main groups of life o Domains  Eukarya  Bacteria  Archae Theme 6: Evolution  Heritable changes in populations over generations  Biology’s core theme o Scientific explanation for both…  The unity of life  The Diversity of life  Science latin word meaning “to know” o A way of knowing o A body of knowledge  Types of Science o Discovery Science  Describes natural structures and processes o Hypothesis Based Science  Hypothesis is an idea that can be tested  If-then Statements  Observe and Generalize  Form a hypothesis  Make a prediction  Experiment  Modify hypothesis or publish


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