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Mr. Wills Chapter 1

Mr Wills Chapter 1 Holt

QuestionAnswer
Skepticism a questioning attitude, doesn’t believe everything they see or hear
Universal Law a statement that describes what a scientist expects to happen every time Ex?
Ethics ideas about what is right or wrong for a specific culture and time
Inference a logical conclusion about an observation. Ex?
Observation use of the five senses to acquire data
Theory a well tested idea that connects many observations
Hypothesis a testable explanation for a scientific ? or problem
Controlled Experiment a scientific investigation in which all variables remain the same except one
Control group the group that remains treated as normal
Experimental/Test group/ the group that a scientist experiments on
Independent/manipulated variable the variable that the scientist intentional changes
Dependent/Responding variable the variable that changes in response to the scientists actions. Measures
Metric System a common system of measurement used by scientists
Biology the study of life an all it requires
What are the 7 properties of life cells, homeostasis, metabolism, reproduction, heredity/DNA, responds to stimuli, growth and organization
Biochemistry study of chemistry of life
Ecology a study of the interaction between living things with each other and their environment
Genetics study of heredity, how traits are passed on in living things
Evolution study of how life changes over time
Microbiology study of microscopic life forms
Botany study of plants
Zoology study of animals
Physiology study of how the parts of the body work
Use your study guide Use your studyguide
How can you tell if something is dead, alive or nonliving? No answer here your job.
What are the metric units of length, mass, liquid volume? meters, grams, liters
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