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Biology Ch. 1

Biology Ch. 1 - The Study of Life

Scientific inquiry begins with a(n) ___ Observation
A(n) __ may be designed to help a scientist test their hypothesis. Experiment
Scientists have their work peer reviewed for originality and ___. Accuracy
___ is the study of living things and the environment. Biology
Biologists who work in ___ research might study how to make crops grow more efficiently. Agricultural
___ biologists work to prevent plants and animals from becoming extinct. Environmental
Scientists who work i the field of ___ often research cells, DNA and living systems to discover new medical treatments. Biotechnology
___ might study living systems in order to design mechanical devices such as artificial limbs. Biogengineers
A procedure that tests a hypothesis by collecting information under controlled conditions. Experiment
In an experiment, the group that is the standard against which results are compared. Control group
In an experiment, the group that is exposed the factor being tested. Experimental group
The factor that remains fixed in an experiment. Constant
The condition being changed by the scientist. Independent variable
The factor that results from or depends on changes to the independent variable. Dependent variable
Information gained from observation Data
A testable explanation of a situation Hypothesis
Numerical data is ___ Quantitative
Descriptive data is __ Qualitative
The pattern of a zebras coat is an example of a(n)... Adaptation
Metric unit for the volume of a substance... Liter
Metric unit for the mass of an object (for MOST scientific measurements of mass)... Gram
What type of data does this statement provide: "The rabbit was just 4 inches long at birth" Quantitative data
What type of data does this statement provide: "The rabbit was colorless as birth but as it developed it's fur grew in and it was white with black spots." Qualitative data
Characteristic of life that enables the continuation of a species Reproduction
Allows for an organism's systems to remain in balance. Homeostasis
Involves learning about the natural world. Biology
Used by scientists when taking measurements and conducting research. Metric system
Examples in science are that of evolution, plate tectonics and biogenesis.. Theory
All living things share the ___ Characteristics of life
Direct method of gathering information in an orderly way Observation
Science applied to matters of legal interest Forensics
Living and nonliving things that surround an organism and with which it interacts... Environment
Systematic approach to problem-solving Scientific method
Immediate reaction to a stimulus... Response
New characteristic as a result of environmental change; NOT a response... Adaptation
"Spur" to reaction... Stimulus
Created by: SavannahElkins