Another Perspective on Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

Here’s The Change Book‘s take on inductive and deductive reasoning. What do you think? Do you agree with their explanation here? How about the way the diagram is drawn?

Also, just for fun: where was this photo was taken?
Inductive & Deductive Reasoning, The Change Book


Class Prep for Feb. 1: Lionfish, chapter 1 of your textbook

2012_11-19_jennifers-iphone-156_wide-f8e08835c944014a35c4095b1d9b9f0b6689296f-s800-c85To prepare for class on Monday, listen to “Sixth-Grader’s Science Project Catches Ecologists’ Attention” from All Things Considered and determine the following:

  • What is the hypothesis? Is it falsifiable? How is it being tested?
  • What are the independent and dependent variables in the experiment?
  • What are or should be the controls?
  • What property or properties of life are involved?

Also, read chapter 1 of the textbook you’ve chosen for the semester, and come in with any questions you have on that material.

Due Jan 27th: First Assignment

k10336Your first assignment has a few parts, generally related to course materials:

  1. Read the syllabus; there will be a quiz on Wednesday.
  2. Determine how you will obtain The Bee: A Natural History. You’ll need this by about the third week of class.
  3. Also, determine which of the 3 options for required textbook you will use for the course; you may of course use more than one. Obtain it. Start reading chapter 1.
  4. Optional: If you want to get a head start on the semester, look for a biology-related talk that you can attend.

If you’d like an additional challenge week, join in on Note to Self‘s Infomagical project to rein in your information consumption habits.

Welcome to CBIOL 1101!

Welcome to the blog we’ll be using for CBIOL 1101: Biology 1 with Lab for the spring 2016! Here, information regarding class prep, assignments and more will be posted regularly.

To get us started, what comes to mind when you see this image?
Probiotic granola bars
What do things in this image make you wonder about? How might this relate to biology?