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bio vocab lesson 1

vocabulary for biology Ms. Mortensen

system a set of interacting components considered to be a distinct entity
boundaries define a space of the system to separate that system from the rest of the universe
open system the inputs and outputs flow in and out of the system
closed system the flow of one or more inputs and outputs in limited in some way
isolated system a system in which all the inputs and outputs are contained in one system
feedback information from on step of the cycle that acts to change the behavior of a previous step of a cycle
model is a pattern, plan, representation or description to show the structure or workings of an object, system, or concept
emergent property is a property that a system has but that its component parts do not have
ecosystem includes all living or nonliving things in a living area
organism nonliving an living things
biotic factor living components in an ecosystem
abiotic factor nonliving components in an ecosystem
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