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Natural science

module 3

levels of biological organizationex. biosphere, ecosystems, communities hierarchy of life
when observing processes, somtimes certain patterns in the outcomes will emerge. Sometimes a process leads to a new outcome provides a new starting point for another process. evolution in science
order, evolutionary adaptation, reponse to the environment, regulation, energy processing, growth and development, reproduction properties of life
uses the conceptual framework of systems and subsystems as an organizational construct. Through investigation and an understanding of components and processes, it is possible to gain an understanding of the whole. inquiry
within the cellsyou can see structures called chromosomes...partly made up of a substance called deoxyribonucleic acid DNA
A synthesis of a large body of information that encompasses well-tested hypotheses about certain aspects of the natural world theory
study of life of molecules and cells that make up organisms microscopic
reducing complex systems to simpler components that are more manageable to study reductionism
designating a size scale very much larger than that of atoms and molecules macroscopic
model the dynamic behavior of whole biological systems. ex. cells, organism, ecosystems systems biology
for a hypothesis to be considered scientific it must be testable - it must, in principle, be capable of being proven wrong falsifiability
an explanation that identifies an immediate precipitating cause or causes of a particular occurrence. causal explanation
the outcome of the processes may always remain between boundaries and may even eventually settle to a particular outcome. equilibrium
the process of examining a new phenomenon by applying known information (evidence) to a conjectured explanation of how th ephenomenon might work. models
sometimes the system is composed of component systems. each of these component systems is called a subsystem systems/subsystems
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