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Biology Vocab1

Science An organized way of gathering and analyzing evidence about the natural world
Biology Study of living things
Scientific Method A systematic approach used in scientific study that typically includes observation, a hypothesis, experiments, data analysis, and a conclusion
Observation Any use of the senses to gather information
Hypothesis A scientific explanation for a set of observations that can be tested in ways that support or reject it.
Controlled Experiment A test of the effect of a single variable by changing it while keeping all variables the same.
Analysis A detailed examination of the elements or structure of something.
Conclusion What did we learn?
Data Facts, figures, and other evidence gathered through observations.
Accuarcy An indication of how close a measurement is to the true value
Precision Describes the closeness, or reproducibility, of a set of measurements taken under the same conditions.
Quantitative Data Data that is represented by measurements or counting.
Qualitative Data Information describing color, odor, shape, or some other physical characteristic
Dependent Variable The outcome factor; the variable that may change in response to manipulations of the independent variable.
Independent Variable The experimental factor that is manipulated--the variable whose effect is being studied
Inference A logical interpretation based on prior knowledge and experience.
Graph A diagram that shows how two variables are related.
Organization of Living Things Atoms->Molecules->Organelles->Cells->Tissues->Organs->Organ Systems->Organism> population> community> ecosystem>biosphere
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