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davwilliChapter 1

Chapter 1 vocabulary

first word of the two-word scientific name used to identify a group of similar species. Genus
evolutionary history of an organism; used today to group organisms into six kingdoms. Phylogeny
theory that living things come only from other living things. Biogenesis
idea that living things come from non-living things. Spontaneous Generation
smallest unit of an organism that can carry on life functions. Cell
prediction that can be tested. Hypothesis
any living thing. Organism
procedures used to solve problems and answer questions that can include stating the problem, gathering information, forming a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis with an experiment, analyzing data, and drawing conclusions. Scientific Methods
first and largest category used to classify organisms. Kingdom
statement about how things work in nature that seems to be true consistently. Law
explanation of things or events based on scientific knowledge resulting from many observations and experiments. Theory
two-word naming system that gives all organisms their scientific name. Binomial Nomenclature
standard to which the outcome if a test is compared. Control
regulation of an organism’s internal, life-maintaining conditions. Homeostasis
something in an experiment that can change. Variable
Created by: davwilli