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ELL Biology Ch 1

The Science of Living Things

biology the study of living things
experiment a special kind of test to get information
theory an idea that explains something based on repeated scientific observations and experiments
law a theory that has passed many tests
scientific method a set of steps used to find answers to questions
hypothesis a possible answer to a scientific question
control the part of an experiment in which conditions are kept constant; something used to make comparisons to
botany the study of plants
zoology the study of animals
genetics the study of how the characteristics of a living thing are passed along from generation to generation
microbiology the study of living things too small to be seen with the naked eye
ecology the study of how all living things relate to one another and their world
Created by: Jesse Wayland