Biology 10 - Exam #4 Study Guide
Exam Date: Monday, May 20th
Start time: Section #24533 (MW 9:20) - Final @ 9:40AM-11:40AM in SM 36 (Exam begins at 9:40, please arrive on time)
- #2 pencils,
- large eraser,
- scantron #882
- describe the different lines of evidence for evolution
- describe Darwin's concept of Natural Selection
- compare and contrast Natural and Artificial Selection
- describe the different ways in which the gene pool can be altered
- explain how different species can arrise (concept of speciation)
- identify the principle factors that define the different biomes
- describe the different factors that influence climate
- describe the different terestrial biomes and their characteristics
- compare and contrast the fresh water and marine biomes
- define "ecosystem", "community", "abiotic" and "biotic"
- describe the basic model of ecosystems (representing energy flow and nutrient cycles)
- describe how organisms are catagorized based on trophic level and species interaction
- describe how species interact
- describe how living things influence the nutrient cycle
- define "population"
- describe how populations grow and what the limiting factors are for population growth
- explain how humans have influenced human population growth
- explain how humans have impacted the environment
- review everything from all previous sections of the course (see previous study guides for a breakdown of topics)
- 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 150 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 2 hour exam 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 study all of the "new" lecture and lab material since the previous exam which includes the following lectures and associated labs. This will make up approximately 70-75% of the exam. You should also review all of the lecture and lab material since the start of the semesters.
|Evolution: How Populations Evolve||15-17, 18.3||Lab 13 - Evolution|
|Global Ecosystems: The Biosphere||46||Lab 14 - WV Nature Walk / Villa Montalvo|
|Communities and Ecosystems||45||Lab 15 - Ecology|
|Populations and Ecology||44, 47||Lab 6 - Biology Hot Topics (FYI)|
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. Evolution: How Populations Evolve (~ 15-20%)
II. Global Ecosystems: The Biomes (~ 15-20%)
III. Communities and Ecosystems (~15-20%)
IV. Populations and Ecology (~15-20%)
V. Comprehensive Review (~ 30-35%)
VI. 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!