Biology 10 - Exam #1 Study Guide
Exam Date: Wednesday, February 27th
Start time: Section #24533 (MW 9:20) - @ 9:20AM-10:45AM in SM 36 (Exam begins at 9:20, please arrive on time)
- #2 pencils,
- large eraser,
- scantron #882
- describe the characteristics that define living things
- compare and contrast autotrophs and heterotrophs
- define "homeostasis" as it applies to the responsiveness or "irritability" of living things
- describe the three major causes for the evolution of living things
- describe the steps of the Scientific Method
- define "independent", "dependent" and "control" variables, "hypothesis" and "theory"
- define "matter" and "energy"
- describe the structure of an atom
- describe the effect of altering the number of each of the subatomic particles in an atom
- compare and contrast "ionic", "covalent" and "hydrogen" bonds
- describe the structure and characteristics of water
- describe the structure and characteristics of salts, acids and bases
- describe the characteristics of buffers
- describe the structure and characteristics of carbohydrates
- describe the structure and characteristics of lipids
- describe the structure and characteristics of proteins
- describe the structure and characteristics of nucleic acid
- define "cell"
- describe why cell size is restricted
- describe the three visible components (divisions) of the cell (as defined in lecture)
- describe the structure and function of the plasma membrane (also function of its components)
- define and describe the methods of transport across the cell membrane
- describe the structure and function of each of the cell organelles
- describe the different types of cell junctions
- describe the structure and function of the nucleus
- define "metabolism", "anabolism", and "catabolism"
- describe the significance and function of enzymes, ATP, mitochondria and chloroplasts
- describe the location, reactants, and products associated with the major steps in photosynthesis
- the light dependent reactions
- the light independent "dark" reactions
- describe the location, reactants, and products associated with the major steps in cellular respiration
- the citric acid cycle
- the electron transport system
- compare and contrast aerobic and anaerobic cell metabolism
- Some questions will be related to the activities completed in the laboratories that support the lecture topics above. Review your labs and lab quizzes to prepare for this portion of the exam.
All other materials must be put away (i.e. in backpacks under your seats and/or at the front of the room). Test forms and other materials will be provided as necessary.
The exam is worth 125 points and consists of a mix of true/false, multiple choice and short answer questions. Remember that the exam will cover all material presented, primarily from the lecture (however, the lab activities are intended to reinforce the lecture and should also be reviewed). You will have the full lecture period (if needed) to complete the exam so their should not be any time pressure. Note that once the exam begins you will not be able to leave and return (please visit the rest room prior to test time).
How to study:
You should review all of the lecture and lab material since the start of the semester which includes the following lectures and associated labs:
|Basic Concepts In Biology||1, 31.3||Lab 1 - Concepts in Biology|
|Chemistry||2, 3, append. D||Lab 2 - Scientific Inquiry|
|Cell Structure and Function||4, 5||Lab 3 - Microscopes (FYI)|
|Cell Energy: Photosynthesis & Respiration||6, 7, 8||Lab 4 - Cell Environment|
|Lab 5 - Photosynthesis & Cellular Respiration|
Although you should have a clear understanding of all the material covered in all lectures and labs the exam will be more heavily weighted towards certain topics. Below is a list of topics that have been covered in class and the approximate proportion of the exam that will review these topics (use this list with caution, the italicized lists are intended as a general guide only). Remember, your primary "study guides" are the lecture outlines and your notes.
I. Basic Concepts In Biology (~ 10-15%)
II. Chemistry (~ 30-35%)
III. Cell Structure and Function (~ 30-35%)
IV. Cell Energy: Photosynthesis and Respiration (~ 30-35%)
V. Laboratory (~ 5%)
Note: The test includes multiple choice questions as well as several fill-in questions. Be sure to read the questions and all answers carefully before answering. You may write on your exam but please keep the scantron forms neat (do not fold or wrinkle the scantron form, and completely erase any stray marks or changes). Relax and do your best, you will have plenty of time to complete the exam.
The amount of time you spend working with the ideas and material presented in this course will directly effect your understanding of biology. Use your lecture outlines and labs as your guide to the material in the book. Use the text and other resources (i.e. study guide, web links, coloring books, video etc.) as references to fill in the "blanks" on the lecture outlines. Then practice by answering the study questions at the end of your lecture outlines and at the end of each chapter in the text. There is a lot to learn in this class, take advantage of the resources available to you, do all your reading, review your notes, form a study group, and ask questions. Remember, studying is work, but it should also be interesting. I hope you are enjoying what you are learning. You have learned a lot already!