Whats Life

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What Is Life?

Read each statement. Write a 100-word summary explaining how that media piece supports that statement and include reference citations.

1. Find a media piece—article, video, presentation, song, or other—related to the scientific method, creating hypotheses, or designing experiments. Include the link or reference citation for the piece and describe how it helped you better understand how the scientific method is used to create hypotheses and experiments.

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2. Find a media piece—article, video, presentation, song, or other—that recognizes the fundamental concepts of chemistry in biology. Include the link or reference citation for the piece and describe how it helped you better understand how fundamental concepts of chemistry affect biology.

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3. Find a media piece—article, video, presentation, song, or other—that describes the energy metabolism of cells. Include the link or reference citation for the piece and describe how it helped you better understand the energy metabolism of cells.

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4. Find a media piece—article, video, presentation, song, or other—that compares structures and functions of different cell types. Include the link or reference citation for the piece and describe how it helped you better compare structures and functions of different cell types. •

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5. Discuss what life means to you after completing questions 1–4. •
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http://www.elmhurst.edu/~chm/vchembook/5900verviewmet.html

This is an excellent web site that plainly identifies how energy is metabolized into cells. The web site explains bioenergetics as the term used to describe the biochemical or metabolic pathway that cells obtain their energy. The web site provides a graphic metabolism summary how proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and lipids chemically breakdown. The web site explains there are two general categories of metabolism, catabolism and anabolism. Catabolism is the...
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