SPM Biology Form 4 Notes – Terminology and Concepts: Introduction to Biology

by BerryBerryTeacher

in Berry Reference (Notes)

Is your impression of biology limited to the dissection of frogs? It seemed like every Hollywood movie depicts biology lessons as one which involves dissection of frogs and mice. Well, it is not entirely wrong, but it does not show the whole picture. Biology encompasses more than that and it focuses on the natural science with regards to the study of life and living organism. So, for new SPM biology students in Form 4, Berry Berry Easy would like to share with you some teasers on the subject of biology.

SPM Biology Form 4 Notes – Terminology and Concepts: Introduction to Biology

Light Microscope

Light Microscope

Biology and Its Importance

Biology - earlier study as Botany (study of plant) and Zoology (study of animals) but now Modern Biology has many fields such as Genetic Engineering, Biotechnology and Bacteriology.

Biology - the scientific study of life.

It’s Importance:

  1. Education.
  2. Knowledge
  3. Control
  4. Research
  5. Economy
  6. Quality of life
  7. Diseases
  8. Problem solving
  9. Careers

Scientific Investigation

The following are steps involved in a scientific investigation:

  1. Define the problem
  2. Form a hypothesis
  3. Plan the investigation
  4. Control the variables
  5. Collect the data
  6. Analyse the data
  7. Interpret the data
  8. Make a conclusion
  9. Write a report

Berry Berry Teacher would like to recommend young berries to follow these rules in writing their report:

  1. Aim / Objective
  2. Statement of problem (must be in the form of question)
  3. Hypothesis
  4. Variables (Manipulated, Responding and Fixed)
  5. Materials
  6. Apparatus
  7. Technique
  8. Procedure / Method of the experiment
  9. Results / Record of data
  10. Discussion / Presentation of data
  11. Conclusion (accept of not accept the hypothesis)

So there you go, a teaser on biology. Now, does that make you wanting for more? Biology is really a genuinely fun and interesting subject, once you appreciate the beauty of life. Check back for more notes on the subsequent topics of SPM biology.

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