1. Q What does biology mean?
A The Study of Life
2. Q What is the simplest thing in which life starts
A Life Starts with a Cell
3. Q What is the Difference between Growth and Development
A Growth is an increase in number of cells. Development is a change in the cells as they increase
4. Q What is the 2nd level of organization? (sequence)
A Molecules, Cells, Tissue, Organs, Systems, Organisms
5. Q What are the basic units (metric) for mass, volume, length, and Temperature ?
A Mass - grams, Volume - milliliters, Length - centimeters, Tempature - Celsius
6. Q If you go back far enough where does all our energy come from?
A The Sun
7. Q The process of understanding science is called
A The Scientific Method
8. Q What are the 4 main parts of the scientific method?
A Observation, Hypothesis, Experiments, Conclusion
9. Q Every experiment needs a control group. What is its purpose?
A Comparison (reference point)
10. Q What is the major tool of biology in our class?
A Compound Microscope
11. Q What do you call a group of organisms living in an area interacting?
12. Q What limiting factors do and do not depend on any other living things?
A Dependent (Predation/Parasitism) and Independent limiting factors (Climate, Weather, ND)
13. Q What does it mean to be in a symbiotic relationship? What are some examples?
A A relationship between 2 different organisms. Parasitism, Mutualism, and Commensalism
14. Q What is the shape of the curve for human population? What is the shape for nature's population (carrying capacity)?
A J-curve and S-cruve
15. Q What is a dramatic increase and decrease in population called?
A Boom and Bust
16. Q What is the population line graph called that represents predator/prey relationship?
A Cyclic or Cycle
17. Q On my way to school today, I counted 9 deer killed overnight. What can you infer from that?
A Its heathly or well extablished population
18. Q The population of which organisms in the food chain would be the first to decline of commerical fishing over-harvested shrimp?
19. Q The organisms at the beginning of a food chain are---
Q How is an atom and an element related?
A An atom is the smallest part of the element having the same properties as that element.
Q What do you call the three sub-atomic particles
found in an atom? Where do you find these particles?
A Proton +/nucleus Neutron 0/nucleus electron-/outside the nucleus(Energy Levels).
Q What is the difference between a mixture and a compound?
A A mixture can be physically put together and can be physically separated; a compound is put together chemically and can only be separated chemically.
Q What do you call a charged atom?
A Ion Ex: Na=____ Na+=____
Q What is formed with Ions?
A a compound or a bond
Q Are the foods you eat mostly acids or bases?
Q How does an acid taste/feel?
A Sour/ burning sensation
Q How does a base taste/feel?
Q What is the pH range for your body to be in good homeostasis shape?
Q What are the formulas for the ions of acid and bases?
A Acid H+ Base OH- EX:NaOH H2SO4 NaCl
Q What are the 4 major Macromolecules?
A Proteins, carbohydrates, fats or lipids; and nucleic acids
Q What do you get from the major organic molecules?
A Carbs-energy; proteins-tissue building; lipids-insulation and protection, Nucleic Acids-Heredity
Q What does poly/tri/bi or di/mono mean?