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Bio Vocab 1.1

Vocab of Biology chapter 1 sec 1

Biology Science of Life
Organism Made up of 1 or more cells, displays organization, grows and develops, reproduces, responds to stimuli, requires energy, maintains homeostasis, and adaptations evolve over time
Organization An arrangement of things in an orderly way
Growth The formation of new structures and cells
Development The process of natural changes that take place during the life of an organism
Reproduction The production of offspring
Species A group of organisms that can breed with one another and produce fertile offspring
Stimulus Anything that is part of either environment and causes some sort of reaction by the organism
Response The reaction of a Stimulus
Homeostasis Regulation of an organism's internal conditions to maintain life
Adaptation Any inherited characteristic that results from changes to a species over time
Science A body of knowledge based on the study of nature
Theory An explanation of a natural phenomenon supported by many observations and experiments over time
Peer Review A Process of procedures used during an experiment and the results are evaluated by other scientists who are in the same field or who are conducting similar research
Ethics A set of moral principles or values
Metric System A decimal system that uses powers of 10
Forensics The field of study that applies science to matters of legal interest
Constant A factor that remains fixed during an experiment while the independent and dependent variables change
Control Group A group used for comparison
Data Information gained from observations
Dependent Variable Results from or depends on changes to the independent variable
Experiment An investigation of a phenomenon in a controlled setting to test a hypothesis
Experimental Group The group exposed to the factor being tested
Hypothesis A testable explanation of a situation
Independent Variable The tested factor that could affect the outcome of the experiment
Inference Inferring
Observation A direct method of gathering information in an orderly way
Safety Symbol A logo designed to alert you about a specific danger
Scientific Methods A series of problem-solving procedures that might include observations, forming a hypothesis, experimenting, gathering and analyzing data, and drawing conclusions
Serendipity The occurrence of accidental or unexpected but fortunate results
SI International System of Units. It consists of the Metric System. (Meter, Gram, Liter, Second)
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