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Book 1 chapter 1

organism living thing
cell the basic unit of structure and function in an organism
unicellular made up of a single cell
multicellular consists of many cells
stimulus a change in an organism's surroundings that causes the organism to react
response an action or change in behavior that causes a result of a stimulus
development the process of change that occurs during an organisms life to produce a more complex organism
spontaneous generation the mistaken idea that living things arise from nonliving sources
controlled experiment an experiment in which all factors are identical except
autotroph an organism that makes its own food
heterotroph an organism that can't make its own food
homeostasis the maintenance of stable internal conditions
classification the process of grouping things based on their similarities
taxonomy the scientific study of how living things are classification
binomial nomenclature the system for naming organisms in which each organism is given a unique, two-part scientific name indicating its genus and species
genus a classification grouping that consists of a number of similar, closely related space
species a group of similar organisms that can mate with each other and produce offspring that can also mate and reproduce
evolution the process by which species gradually change over time
Created by: lukasp2015