1. Briefly describe the unifying themes that pervade the science of biology.
2. Diagram the hierarchy of structural levels in biology.
3. Explain how the properties of life emerge from complex organisms.
4. Describe 5 properties associated with life.
5. Outline the Scientific method
6. Distinguish between quantitative data and qualitative data.
7. Create, organize, and perform all aspects of experimental design.
8. Understand all the components used in experimental design and their importance in scientific inquiry.


Outline and Vocabulary
Safety Symbols and Lab Rules
Lab Equipment
Concepts and Methods


1. Read pg. 2-11. Be able to summarize the idea seen in Fig. 1.2 and pay close attention to fig. 1.4. (be able to redraw it from memory).
2. Study the Scientific Works Wk 1
3. Read pg. 12 - 16. On your own paper answer questions 1, 3, 10, 12 and 13 in complete sentences. You don't need to write the question. Due Tuesday.
4. Transfer the Penny Lab into your Composition Notebook. Due Monday
5. Transfer the Vitruvian Man Lab into your Composition Notebook. Due Tuesday
6. Complete Penny Lab Data,Analysis and Conclusion Questions. Double check that all of your data and information is recorded correctly. Due Thursday.
7. Study the Scientific Words Wk 2
8. Complete Vitruvian Man Lab Data, Analysis/Conclusion portion of the Lab report. Due Thursday.
9.Study for Test Chapter 1
10. Study Scientific words wk 3 (this will carry over to the next units assignments as assignment #1)