Bio1151 Chapter 1 Introduction: Themes in the Study of Life
  1. Biology is the scientific study of       .

  2. All (most?) living organisms exhibit these properties:

    1. a high level of        as organized in several hierarchical levels.

    2. capture         from the environment, and          to that environment.

    3. reproduce using the hereditary material      (Deoxyribonucleic Acid)

    4. grow and         

    5.         through a process called             .

  3. The cell is the basic unit for life, and contains the hereditary material      .

  4.           is the branch of biology that names and classifies organisms according to a system of broader and broader groups, or       .

  5. Biologists use various forms of          to explore life.
    • In            science, scientists describe some aspect of the world and use            reasoning to draw general conclusions.

    • In                   science, scientists use            reasoning to form a general hypothesis to explain specific details of the world; this is the             method.