Flashcards in Chapter 1: Biology Deck (19):
An organized way of gathering and analyzing evidence about the natural world.
The act of noticing and describing events or processes in a careful, orderly way
A logical interpretation based on what scientists already know.
A scientific explanation for a set of observations that can be tested in ways that support or reject it.
An experiment where only one variable in changed and all others are controlled
The variable deliberately changed
Aka manipulated variable
Variable that is observed and changes in response to the independent variable
Aka responding variable
Is exposed to the same conditions as the experimental group except for one independent variable.
Detailed records of experimental observations
A well tested explanation that unifies a broad range of observations and hypotheses and that enables a scientist to make accurate predictions about a new situation.
A particular preference or point of views that is personal, rather than scientific
The study of life
The genetic code found in all organisms that stores the complex information needed to live, grow and reproduce
A signal to which an organism responds
Cells from two parents unite to form the first cell of a new organism
A single organism produces offspring identical to itself
An organisms' ability to keep stable internal conditions while external conditions change dramatically
The combination of chemical reactions through which an organism builds up or breaks down materials