The study of living things
The steps that scientists follow to investigate phenomena.
An educated guess. An assumption of what will happen in an experiment or an observation. Low level of certainty.
An explanation that is supported by lots of evidence collected over a period of time. More certainty than a hypothesis.
An explanation that is universally accepted as true. Highest level of certainty.
Carefully planned procedures to test a hypothesis.
In an experiment, the factor or variable that a scientist deliberately changes. (I Vary)
In an experiment, the variable that depends on the independent variable. The variable that you measure. DV depends on IV
Things that are kept the same in an experiment.
The group that is the identical to the experimental group except it does not get the independent variable. It serves as a comparison.
The group that the independent variable is applied.
Characteristics of Life
The conditions that need to be met to be considered living.
- Growth and Development
Maintaining a state of balance in an organism reached through reactions that occur in the organism.
The total of all chemical reactions that occur within an organism.
Any living thing that shows the 7 characteristics of life
The genetic material found in all living things.
The basic unit of all living things
One of the characteristics of life: Organization in multicellular organism and in environment
Multicellular organism: Cells --> Tissues --> Organs --> Organ Systems --> Organism
Environment: Individual --> Population --> Community --> Ecosystem --> Biome
Living things in an ecosystem
Nonliving things in an ecosystem
How something is put together or constructed. Determines function.
The job that something does.