• 1st Quarter 


    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?

          A   Population 


    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?


          A  Damselfish


    19.  Q  The organisms at the beginning of a food chain are---


           A  Producers 


    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?
    A Acids

    Q How does an acid taste/feel?
    A Sour/ burning sensation

    Q How does a base taste/feel?
    A Bitter/slippery

    Q What is the pH range for your body to be in good homeostasis shape?
    A 6.5-7.5

    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?

    A many/3/2/1






Last Modified on January 15, 2019