1.1 The Study of Life
KEY CONCEPT
Biology is the study of all forms of life.
1.1 The Study of Life
Earth is home to an incredible diversity of life.
• The biosphere includes all living things and all...
1.1 The Study of Life
Earth is home to an incredible diversity of life.
• Every part of the biosphere is connected with ev...
1.1 The Study of Life
• The biosphere includes many environments.
– saltwater and freshwater environments
Tidepool

Estuar...
1.1 The Study of Life
• Biodiversity is the variety of life.
– Biodiversity generally increases from the poles to the
equa...
1.1 The Study of Life
• A species is one particular type of living thing.
– Members of a species can interbreed to reprodu...
1.1 The Study of Life
All organisms share certain characteristics.
• Biology is the scientific study of all forms of life.
1.1 The Study of Life
• An organism is any individual living thing.
– All are made of one or more cells.
1.1 The Study of Life
• An organism is any individual living thing.
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All are made of one or more cells.
All need e...
1.1 The Study of Life
• An organism is any individual living thing.
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All are made of one or more cells.
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Gettenberg - Biology - Chapter 1 Section 1

  1. 1. 1.1 The Study of Life KEY CONCEPT Biology is the study of all forms of life.
  2. 2. 1.1 The Study of Life Earth is home to an incredible diversity of life. • The biosphere includes all living things and all the places they are found. biosphere = everywhere life exists
  3. 3. 1.1 The Study of Life Earth is home to an incredible diversity of life. • Every part of the biosphere is connected with every other part. • The biosphere includes many environments. – land environments
  4. 4. 1.1 The Study of Life • The biosphere includes many environments. – saltwater and freshwater environments Tidepool Estuary – portions of the atmosphere
  5. 5. 1.1 The Study of Life • Biodiversity is the variety of life. – Biodiversity generally increases from the poles to the equator. – Biodiversity is greater in areas with consistently warm temperatures. Biodiversity is greater closer to the equator.
  6. 6. 1.1 The Study of Life • A species is one particular type of living thing. – Members of a species can interbreed to reproduce. – There are about 2 million different living species have been identified.
  7. 7. 1.1 The Study of Life All organisms share certain characteristics. • Biology is the scientific study of all forms of life.
  8. 8. 1.1 The Study of Life • An organism is any individual living thing. – All are made of one or more cells.
  9. 9. 1.1 The Study of Life • An organism is any individual living thing. – – – – All are made of one or more cells. All need energy for metabolism. All respond to their environment. All have DNA that they pass on to offspring.
  10. 10. 1.1 The Study of Life • An organism is any individual living thing. – – – – All are made of one or more cells. All need energy for metabolism. All respond to their environment. All have DNA that they pass on to offspring.

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