Biology Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Biology.

  • 6 Student Essays
  • 9 Encyclopedia Articles
  • ...and more

Biology Overview

Biology is a natural science that deals with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy. Biology recognizes the cell as the basic unit of life, genes as the basic unit of heredity, and evolution as the engine that drives the synthesis and creation of new species.

Study Pack

The Biology Study Pack contains:

Encyclopedia Articles (9)

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Biology What role do computers play in the study of biology? Most people understand that computers produce spreadsheets, help analyze data, graph results of experiments, and prepare final reports for ... Read more
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Overview: Life Sciences and Medicine 2000 B.c.-A.d. 699 Previous Period The achievements of ancient peoples are difficult to document because few written records have survived from the period before 2... Read more
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Overview: Life Sciences and Medicine 700-1449 The Ancient World The Greeks had made important contributions to the life sciences, including writings on medicine by Hippocrates (c.460-c.377 B.C.), work... Read more
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Overview: Life Sciences and Medicine 1450-1699 Previous Period There was relatively little interest expressed in the life sciences during the Middle Ages. However, several factors developed in the lat... Read more
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Overview: Life Sciences and Medicine 1700-1799 Previous Period Though his research did not directly involve the life sciences, the seventeenth-century physicist Isaac Newton (1642-1727) greatly influe... Read more
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Overview: Life Sciences 1800-1899 Natural history, the description and classification of natural forms, had been the main occupation of life scientists in the eighteenth century, and it expanded drama... Read more
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Middle-Class Victorian Men and Women Collect, Identify, and Preserve Plant and Animal Species, Broadening Human Knowledge of the Natural World and Transforming Biology Into a Mature Science Overview I... Read more
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Overview: Life Sciences 1900-1949 Previous Period Three giants of nineteenth-century life sciences set the stage for many of the biological investigations undertaken in the first half of the twentieth... Read more
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Overview: Life Sciences 1950-Present Background: Advances Between 1900-1949 Early in the twentieth century the rediscovery of Gregor Mendel's (1822-1884) work on heredity in pea plants led to t... Read more