Project #58829 - Biology

I am looking for answers to support the following questions in Biology.

1. In your own words, what is the primary focus of the discipline of biology?

2. List and use your own words to describe the steps of the scientific method.

3. Why can't questions of religious faith be tested using the scientific method?

4. Imagine that you go into the woods and notice that all of the leaves on the lowest foot of the trees have turned brown but all other leaves remain green. Write a falsifiable hypothesis to explain this phenomenon.

5.Write an alternative hypothesis to the one you presented in your answer to question 4.

6. Briefly describe an experiment that would test your hypothesis from question 4.

7. What does it mean to say that an experimental outcome is "statistically significant"?

8. What is the difference between a scientific hypothesis and a scientific theory? Be thorough in your answer.

9. CLICK HERE to use the periodic table of elements to answer the following questions:   a. Which element has six protons in its atomic nucleus?  b. What is the atomic number of oxygen?  c. How many electrons are in the outer shell of a typical magnesium atom?

10. Name and describe the three types of chemical bonds that were discussed in the attend session. Be sure to put your answer in your own words.

11. What are the differences between polar and non-polar molecules?

12. Describe the difference between an acid solution and a basic solution at the molecular level.

13. Why are cells considered the smallest unit of life?

14. Name three differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.

15. Name the four macromolecules present in all living organisms and tell one function of each type.

16. What is the function of a ribosome?

17. What would happen to a cell that had a mutation that caused all of the ribosomes to stop functioning? Why? Be sure to thoroughly explain your answer.

18. Which organelle do you think is the most important to a eukaryotic cell? Defend your answer.


 

Subject Science
Due By (Pacific Time) 02/28/2015 12:00 am
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