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Knowing and applying scientific principles and methods to solve problems.

  • Know and apply scientific principles:
    • Scientific Method - the systematic pursuit of knowledge involving the recognition and formulation of a problem, the collection of data through observation and experiment, and the formulation and testing of a hypothesis
    • Laboratory Equipment and Procedures - using a scientific laboratory and its equipment
    • Biology - cellular structure, living organisms, structure, function, and interdependence of organisms; heredity, and evolution
      • Biochemistry - the chemical substances and vital processes occurring in living organisms
      • Genetics - the mechanisms of hereditary transmission and the variation of inherited characteristics among similar or related organisms
      • Immunology - all aspects of the immune system including its structure and function, disorders of the immune system, blood banking, immunization, and organ transplantation
      • Microbiology - microorganisms and their effects on other living organisms
      • Molecular Biology - biology on a molecular level including the structure, function, and makeup of biologically important molecules such as DNA, RNA, and proteins
    • Chemistry - the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter, especially of atomic and molecular systems
      • Analytical Chemistry - quantitative and qualitative identification of substances
      • Organic Chemistry - the chemistry of carbon compounds
    • Physics - matter and energy and physical interactions