WSU BIOLOGY 135 - Exam 1 Study Guide (5 pages)

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Biology 135 - Animal Natural History
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BIOLOGY 135 1st Edition Exam 1 Study Guide Lectures 1 5 Lecture 1 August 22 Natural History What is Natural History Wikipedia the research and study of organisms including plants or animals in their environment leaning more towards observational than experimental methods of study The systematic study of any category of natural objects or organisms How was Natural History studied Field journal of observations Collections coalesced into Natural History Museums Comparative studies Identifying Animals Piecing together clues The Animal Appearance Behavior Sound Signs left behind Scat Tracks Architecture nests burrows caches The Habitat Observation and Inference Observations are KEY in science Inference from those observations is somewhat inevitable Inference must be acknowledged Separate what you think from what you know Niko Tinbergen Hatched Egg experiment Does the color of the hatched egg interfere with the camouflage of the nest o Would another color keep the newly hatched safer Lecture 2 August 27 Geology Early Geology Descriptions of rocks and minerals Theory of Geomorphology marine fossils far from the ocean sedimentary uplift erosion soil deposition Centuries of Geology 1600 s Geology is its own discipline Debate between science religion Describing Earth s rock strata 1700 s Increasing scientific perspective Questioning the age of Earth Competing views of how Earth was formed Age of Earth increased from 4 5K to 75K years old 1800 s Stratographical columns Aging via rock strata fossils throughout the world Estimated Earth was millions of years old 1900 s Increasing technology Radiometric dating Earth estimated at 2 BY 1912 Wegner Continental Drift Based on o Continental shapes and fossil topographical climatological similarities o No mechanism for movement o Decades of debate convection currents proposed as Mechanis 1950 s Paleomagnetism rocks of different ages have different directions of magnetic fields 1950 60 s Technology Advances Marine Geology Sea floor

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