Biology: The Dynamics of Life

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Section 1.1

What is a mud skipper?

What is biology?


Section 1.1

What are the characteristics of living things?

Flames can grow, move, and reproduce. Are flames alive?


Section 1.2

What does the following statement mean: Lions are the kings of the jungle?

What method does a scientist use to answer questions in biology?


Section 2.1

What are renewable resources? What are nonrenewable resources?

How are populations and resources related?


Section 3.2

What kind of an ecosystem is indicated by the words "intertidal zone?"

What types of adaptations do organisms that live in the intertidal zone need to survive?


Section 5.1

What kind of a resource is gasoline?

What kind of a resource is a plastic bottle?


Section 5.2

What human activity resulted in oil covering the feathers of shore birds?

How can humans protect the shoreline from such activities?


Section 6.1

What is a cell?

What substances make up the components of living cells?


Section 10.1

Who was Gregor Mendel? What laws did he discover?

What is heredity?


Section 14.2

What is spontaneous generation?

Who disproved the idea of spontaneous generation?


Section 16.1

What are the characteristics of primates?

What ability do gorillas have that humans do not?


Section 16.2

What trend can be seen in the skulls of human ancestors?

What species are considered to be in the direct line of human ancestors?


Section 17.1

What three groups did Aristotle use for classification of all animals?

How would Aristotle classify a frog?


Section 18.1

Is a virus a living thing?

Why do viruses have specific shapes and sizes?


Section 21.1

What organisms are considered to be the ancestors of plants?

What adaptations enabled plants to survive on dry land?


Section 24.3

From a biological viewpoint, what is the difference between a vegetable and a fruit?

What are fruits?


Section 28.1

What kind of an animal is a lobster?

What are the characteristics of this group?


Section 29.1

What kind of an animal is a sea star?

What are the characteristics of this group?


Section 30.2

What does the word "amphibian" mean?

What happens to a tadpole in the process of metamorphosis?


Section 31.1

What are the characteristics of a reptile?

Which of these characteristics do reptiles share with birds?


Section 34.1

What is the function of your skin?

How does perspiration result in a cooler body temperature?


Section 36.3

What drug is found in tobacco?

What effect does this drug have on the human body?


Section 39.1

What organisms cause human diseases and illnesses?

What can you do to protect yourself from getting sick?



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