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Chapter 1

All of chapeter 1 vocab

Biology The study of life
Ethics Moral principles and values
Characteristics of life (8) Cells, organization, response to stimuli, homeostasis, metabolism, growth and development, reproduction, evolution
Observation Part of an experiment that collects information
Expirement A series of tests
Control group The group that is being compared to in an experiment
Control It stays the same
Variable What is tested in an experiment
Cyto/cyte Cell
Zoology Study of animals
Botany Study of plants
Microbiology Study of living microorganisms
Anatomy Study of the human body
Ecology Study of relationships between organisms and their surroundings
Genetics Study of heredity
Ethology Study of animals behavior
Entamology Study of insects
Domain 3 Major subdivisions of all organisms
Kingdom Divides all of life into 6 main catagories
Ecosystems Communities of living species and their physical environments
Evloution Decent with modification
Natural selection Organisms with favorable traits are more likely to survive
Adaptions Traits that improve an individual's ability to survive
Scientific method An organized approach to learn how the natural world works
Observation Perceiving a natural occurance
Hypothesis Proposed explanation for the way a particular aspect of the world functions
Prediction A statement that for arts what would happen in a test situation
Experimental group Identical to the control group except for one factor
Independent variable The changed variable in the experimental group
Dependent variable What is being measured in a test
Theory A confirmed hypothesis backed by lots of data
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