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Biology Terms

Biology Terms 9th grade level secons 1-1 to 1-2

TermDefinition
Biosphere All living things and all the places they are found on the Earth.
Biodiversity. The variety of organisms in a given area. Increases at the equator.
Species A group of organisms that are closely related and can produce fertile offspring.
Biology Often called life science, Biology is the scientific study of living things and their interactions with their environment.​
Science The knowledge obtained by observing natural events and conditions in order to discover facts and formulate laws or principles that can be verified or tested.
Organism Any living thing.
Cell The basic unit of life.
Metabolism All of the chemical processes that build up or break down materials.
DNA The genetic material that contains the information that determines inherited characteristics is a molecule, in other words, called deoxyribonucleic acid which is another name for DNA.
Ecosystem A community of organisms and their physical environment.
Homeostasis The maintenance of constant internal conditions in an organism.
Adaptation. An inherited trait that gives an advantage to individual organisms and is passed on to future generations.
Scientist A person who works with a good deal of people. They can be on the field jobs, not just in labs. They apply thinking to solve problems, observe the world, and ask questions.
Molecules Groups of atoms
Population A group of organisms of one type that live in the same area
Community Population that lives together
Ecosystem A community and it’s surrounded area
Uniceller A single cell organism
Multiceller Organisms that are made up of one or more cells
Responsiveness Single to which an organism responds to their external environment.
Reproduction Cells from two different parents unite from first cell of new organisms.
Asexual Reproduction Single parent produces offspring identical to its self.
Differentiation Cells look different to preform different task during growth.
Heredity When an organism reproduces, it passes its own trait to its offspring.
Created by: MillerS22