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CHAPTER 1 – Introduction to Biology A. The study of Biology 1. What is “BIOLOGY”? The word BIOLOGY comes from 2 Greek root word • Bios life • Logy knowledge B. Importance of Biology Biology the study of life or living organism
SENSE OF CONTROL
IMPORTANCE OF BIOLOGY
SOLVING PROBLEM DISEASES
QUALITY OF LIFE
Career Related to Biology Medicine Doctor.C. veterinarian. scientist E.Science manipulative skills => • Scientific attitudes and noble values =>cooperative. physiotherapist Biotechnology Agriculture Industry Biotechnologist. agricultural officer Research officer. nurse. inquiring mind etc 2 . botanist.Science process skills => . food technologist Estate manager. dentist. Fields of study in Biology Medicine Pharmacy Biotechnology Agriculture Ecology FIELDS OF STUDY IN BIOLOGY Embryology Genetics Paleontology Microbiology Entomology Botany Anatomy Biochemistry Histology Cytology D. Various ways of studying Biology 4 important components:• Scientific knowledge • Scientific skills . keen interest. pharmacist. nutritionist.
• It is the parameter that may influence the outcome of an experiment or the data been collected in the experiment. Planning the investigation Identifying & controlling variables Inference • is the act or process of deriving a conclusion based on what one already knows. Making conclusion Preparing the report 3 .• Scientific method =>is body of technique of acquiring knowledge about the nature and its phenomena Basic steps of scientific investigation Identifying a problem Making a hypothesis WORD POWER Hypothesis • A suggested explanation for a specific phenomenon. Conducting the experiment Variable Collecting and recording data Analyzing and interpreting data • a quantity whose value may change in an experiment.