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Unit 1

TermDefinition
science study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world
observation notice or perceive (something) and register it as being significant.
inference a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning
hypothesis a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.
controlled experiment a complex experiment including one or more control experiments
independent variable manipulated variable
dependent variable variable that responds to manipulated variable
control group a group in the experiment tat is the same as another but has an independent variable
experimental group the group in an experiment that receives the variable being tested.
data detailed records of experiment
theory a supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something
bias prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.
biology the study of life
8 characteristics of living things Response ,Growth/Development, Reproduction, Energy/Metabolism, Evolution, One or more cells, Universal Genetic Code, Homeostasis
dna deoxyribonucleic acid, a self-replicating material present in nearly all living organisms as the main constituent of chromosomes.
stimulus a thing or event that evokes a specific functional reaction
sexual reproduction the production of new living organisms by combining genetic information from two individuals of different types (sexes)
asexual reproduction a mode of reproduction by which offspring arise from a single organism,
homeostasis maintain a stable environment, even when the outside environment changes
metabolism the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life.
Created by: ebrock18