Ms Ramirez

Belleville HS, NJ

Science League

Biology I: Entrance Exam

Test will be given Thursday 11/30/17 after school in room 222

Test Begins promptly at 2:45

** If you are not able to make it due to other commitments, make an appointment with your science teacher to take the exam, by Friday 12/1/2017

Below are the topics on the exam, and links/ videos that will help you review.

      

Biology basics  

The science of biology

scientific method, valid experiments, testable hypothesis

Ecology  

Intro to ecosystems

Energy storage, herbivoes, carnivores,

Ecology  

Biogeochemical cycles

Nitrogen cycle, nitrogen fixation

Ecology https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eeZD9dFqHM

phototropism, gravitropsim

Ecology  

Intro to population ecology

Population growth & regulation

 

Behavioral ecology

 

Animal behavior
Behavioral ecology  

http://www.differencebetween.net/science/nature/difference-between-nocturnal-and-diurnal/

Nocturnal vs Diurnal

Human systems/ physiology/ development  

Circulatory and pulmonary systems

- focus on heart disease, heart structure and blood flow, coronary artery

- respiration, lung structure and function, diagram and path of

 

Human systems/ physiology/ development  

Development & differentiation

--oocyte, 3 layers, zygote, blastula, gastrula

Human systems  

http://www.scienceclarified.com/Io-Ma/Malnutrition.html

scurvy, rickets, beri beri, anemia

Human systems/ physiology/ development  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2lhmSCunrI

Children of thalidomide

Human systems/ physiology/ development  

http://www.bozemanscience.com/digestive-system

Macro, Micro-digestion, mastication, peristalsis, pepsin, saliva, path from mouth to anus, glucose levels, fat, energy

Human systems/ physiology/ development  

The neuron and nervous system

nerve cells, structure, communication

DNA

 

 

Intro to biotechnology

DNA analysis methods

Gel electrophoresis, PCR purpose and benefits

 

DNA  

Extracting DNA, Precipitating DNA out of solution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=araeHtN_3Lk

 

DNA  

http://www.bozemanscience.com/dna-fingerprinting

DNA Fingerprinting

 

Early Earth  

Formation of Earth and early life

- Miller and Urey, first organisms?, Early earth conditions

Evolution  

Evolution and natural selection

Evidence for evolution: fossils, DNA

Photosynthesis vs. Cell respiration  

Intro to photosynthesis

Introduction to cellular respiration

products, and reactants

Genetics  

http://www.mdonley.com/images/4/GeneticDiseasesLong.pdf

Trisomy condition, Klinefelter's, Huntington's, Turners