The Study of Life

Objectives for the chapter and helpful videos/songs/charts are listed below. This is not an all inclusive list of the content, but it is an excellent place to start or review! The videos are used as a study tool and may cover more or less than what we will cover in class. I will not test you on anything we did not cover in class, unless stated otherwise.


God and Science

What is truth? 1.1 (Pg. 3-8)

  1. Define Creation Mandate and give examples of its applications
    1. Genesis 1:28
  2. Define truth (This will not be tested on, but rather discussed and applied both in class and throughout the rest of your lives.)
    1. Definition of truth from Dictionary.com
    2. John 14:6- Jesus is truth
  3. Understand how the Doctrine of Humors, the Doctrine of Signatures, and spontaneous generation
    1. The Four Humors- Chart
    2. The Doctrine of Signatures- Wikipedia
    3. Spontaneous Generation- Interactive
  4. Explain the difference between inductive and deductive logic
    1. Inductive v. Deductive Reasoning- Chart

What is Science? 1.2 (Pg. 8-9)

  1. Explain the relationship between God and science
    1. Think about this. Discuss it with others. We will talk about your thoughts in class!
  2. Describe the necessity of modeling and its relationship to the nature of science
    1. Use of Models in Science
  3. Define Science
    1. Science as defined by Dictionary.com

The Scientific Method

Using the Scientific Method 1.3 (Pg. 10-14)

  1. List and describe the significant steps of the scientific method
    1. Scientific Method Song- Mr.Parr
    2. Steps of the Scientific Method- Chart
  2. Explain the difference between a control group and an experimental group
    1. Control Group and Experimental Group- diagram
    2. Experimental and Control Group- Webpage
  3. Explain the difference between a dependent variable and an independent variable
    1. Controlled Experiments
      1. Note: The type of plant, the size of the pot, the type of soil, and the amount of sunlight would all be considered control, the growth of the plant would be considered the dependent variable- because it depended on the amount of water- the independent variable 

The Limits of Science 1.4 (Pg. 15-17)

  1. Recognize the limitations of science
    1. Read in book and come up with your own thoughts! We will discuss in class
    2. A parody on limits of science
      1. Note: This is not to be taken seriously, but humorously. But I challenge you to think through this short clip, its accuracies and inaccuracies, and what it reveals about human perception.
  2. Describe how bias may influence research
    1. Cartoon on Bias
  3. Explain the difference between valid and workable results
    1. Definition of Valid
    2. Definition of workable

Science and the Christian 1.5 (Pg. 17-20)

  1. Describe a Christian philosophy of science
    1. You will not be tested on this, but this question is paramount to the whole course.
  2. Explain the difference between applied and pure science
    1. Applied vs. Pure
      1. Note: I know it says ‘math’ but that word could be easily replaced by science. The cartoon is an excellent simple explanation of the difference between the two.
  3. Give examples of the research and technical methods in practice
    1. Definition of Research
    2. Example of research in action- Heat Stoke
    3. Technical Methods means to repeat an already established scientific process

Biology and the Study of Life

The Attributes of Life 1.6 (Pg. 21-23)

  1. List and describe the attributes of life
    1. Introduction to Characteristics of Life- Incredible Footage!
    2. 7 Characteristics of Life
      1. Note: Your textbook adds a few characteristics, so definitely check that out.
  2. Differentiate between food and energy
    1. Fun Video on differences in certain foods
    2. Measuring Energy in Food

The Study of Life 1.7 (Pg. 23-30)

  1. List and compare the units used to measure microscopic objects
    1. Measuring with a Light Microscope
  2. Describe the difference between light and electron microscopes
    1. History of the Microscope
    2. Electron v. Light Microscope- Chart
  3. Identify the parts of a light microscope
    1. Parts of the Microscope Song- Mr.Parr
    2. Parts of a light Microscope- Diagram
  4. List and describe some of the difficulties in studying living organisms
    1. Pg. 29-30

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