Concept Check

  1. How is anatomy different from physiology?
  2. Define the scientific method.
  3. List the steps of the scientific method and briefly describe of what happens at each step.
  4. Compare and contrast inductive reasoning and deductive reasoning.
  5. What is the difference between descriptive science and hypothesis-based science?
  6. What is a hypothesis and how is it different from a prediction?
  7. What is a variable?
  8. Why is a control an important part of an experiment?
  9. How is basic science different from applied science?
  10. Why is it so important to share scientific work?
  11. List and describe the properties of life.
  12. What is homeostasis?  Give one example of each negative feedback and positive feedback.
  13. Define each level of organization in living things.
  14. What is a phylogenetic tree used for?