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adaptation

any structure, behavior, or internal process that allows an organism to survive

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development

the series of changes that an organisms undergoes during it's lifetime

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energy

ability to cause change

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environment

the living and non living factors surroundings

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evolution

gradual change in a species through adaptations over time

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growth

the increase in the amount of living material in a individual

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homeostasis

to maintain a stable environment

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organization

orderly structure of cells in an organism

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reproductions

production of offspring

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response

the reaction to the stimulus

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stimulus

anything that causes an organism to react

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control

the group in which all conditions are kept the same

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data

info obtained from the investigation

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dependent variable

changes as a result of changes made to the independent variable

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independent variable

condition that is change in an experiment that only effect the outcome

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experiment

an investigation that tests a hypothesis

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hypothesis

testable explanation

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theory

hypothesis that is supported by a large body of evidence