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Exploring Life - Honors Biology Chapter 3 Scientific Exploration

When you click Submit (at the bottom of this web page) it will save your work on the server for me.

Since we may work on this over more than one day, I will keep track of what you have done. Feel free to click submit as you work to save your work to the server. 

TAB OR USE THE MOUSE Between the fields....

Answer the questions as best you can. The boxes will expand as you type if you need more space. (Don't worry if it is a one word answer. The box size is standard.)

Since you will be working in groups, put all the names of the people in the group in the box.

Name (s):


Class Period

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Open the Explore Life CD in a separate window.   (If you need help with that ask.)

While there are questions on the CD, they provide answers, so I can't grade their questions. You will get a grade for the answers on this form!

Click on Chapter 3

-At any time you can refer back to the text via the menu on the side-

Start with Concept 3.1

Question 1: In your words describe the difference between discovery science and hypothesis based science.

Click next activity at the bottom of the page.

Go through the "bird" activity.

Question 2: Can you think of any human behaviors that are similar to the pecking behavior of the gull chicks?  Is it learned or inate?

Continue to the next activity.

-At any time you can refer back to the text via the menu on the side-

Question 3: What do you think might be the consequence to a male bird that does not learn the song of its species?

Click next activity.

Question 4: Are there human postures you associate with aggression? What might they be? 

On the left side of the screen is a table of contents. Click on Lab 3.

We will not be doing this lab. I don't even want to think about termites.

Go through the activity if you have time.

Vocabulary not in the text: - this time you have to look them up on your own 


alpha male/alpha female

Go through the text chapter on line to refresh your memory of what you read at home :-)

Question 5.  List different ways animals communicate. Can you think of ways plants might communicate?

Question 6. Do you think you need a lecture on chapter 3?


If you have time you can go back through the CD for anything else you want to read more about.

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