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Biology Unit 1 (1)

Vocabulary Words

TermDefinition
Qualitative Data with no numbers
Quantitative Data expressed in or with numbers
Data Information gathered using any of the five senses
Hypothesis A proposed scientific explanation for a set of inferences
Ask a question Identify a problem that needs to be solved
Form a hypothesis An educated guess that can be tested
Hypothesis format if, then, because
Manipulated variable The variable that is changed
Dependent variable The variable that changes in response to the manipulated variable
Control The variable that does not change
Recording and Analyzing results keep written or typed records of the data found
drawing a conclusion use data to draw a conclusion that supports or rejects the hypothesis
The scientific method ask a question, form a hypothesis, set up a controlled experiment, record and analyze results, draw a conclusion, repeat investigations
theory a well supported hypothesis
Branches of Biology molecules, cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems, biosphere
Molecules atoms bonded together (DNA, proteins, water, glucose)
Cells smallest unit that is capable of life (blood cells, bacteria, yeast)
Tissue a group of cells that work together to do something (muscle)
Organs a group of tissues that perform a task (heart, brain)
Organ Systems a group of organs that work together (circulatory, digestive)
Organism an individual living thing (human, bird, plant, bacteria)
Population members of a species that live in one area (white tailed deer)
community different populations that inhabit a certain area (pond)
ecosystem abiotic and biotic factions that live together and interact (forest)
biosphere all the different ecosystems that make the planet (earth)
Created by: medeirosr23