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Science test study

for test thursday may 14

TermDefinition
Organism a living thing
cell basic unit of structure and function in a living thing
unicellular a single celled organism
multicellular a multi celled organism
stimulus a change in an organisms surroundings that causes that organism to react
response an action or change in behavior
development the process of change that occurs in an organisms lifetime that produces a more complex organism
spontaneous generation the incorrect idea that icing things can arise from nonliving materials
controlled experiment when a scientist carries out two identical tests in which one of the tests, there is a changed factor, this is called the manipulated variable.
autotroph an animal that can make its own food
heterotroph an animal that cannot make its own food
homeostasis the maintenance of stable internal conditions
classification process of grouping things based on their similarities
taxonomy the scientific study of how organisms are classified
binomial nomenclature the naming system of Linnaeus, a two part name which consists of the genus and species
genus a classification of organisms that are closely related that can mate and reproduce, but offspring cannot mate and reproduce (like a mule)
species a classification of only one type of animal that can mate and reproduce and so can its offspring
evolution the process by which a species gradually changes over time
Created by: jawsopti14645