8 Critical Thinking Questions

16 .  Although the scientific method is used by most of the sciences, it can also be applied to everyday situations. Think about a problem that you may have at home, at school, or with your car, and apply the scientific method to solve it.

17 .  Give an example of how applied science has had a direct effect on your daily life.

18 .  Name two topics that are likely to be studied by biologists, and two areas of scientific study that would fall outside the realm of biology.

19 .  Thinking about the topic of cancer, write a basic science question and an applied science question that a researcher interested in this topic might ask.

20 .  Select two items that biologists agree are necessary in order to consider an organism “alive.” For each, give an example of a nonliving object that otherwise fits the definition of “alive.”

21 .  Consider the levels of organization of the biological world, and place each of these items in order from smallest level of organization to most encompassing: skin cell, elephant, water molecule, planet Earth, tropical rainforest, hydrogen atom, wolf pack, liver.

22 .  You go for a long walk on a hot day. Give an example of a way in which homeostasis keeps your body healthy.

23 .  Using examples, explain how biology can be studied from a microscopic approach to a global approach.

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