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Biology

The scientific study of living things

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Control Group

Group where the variable is UNaltered for comparison to the experimental group

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Experimental Group

Group where the variable is altered for comparison to the control group

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Homeostasis

Ability of living things to maintain a relatively constant and self correcting internal environment

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Hypothesis

A statement which is an uneducated guess to the question formed in the first step of the scientific method; it is possible to test

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Metabolism

The sum of all chemical reactions within living cells

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Multicellular

Organisms that consist of more than one cell (ex. people)

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Objective

Based on facts; something which is aimed at or sought

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Organism

A single individual living thing

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Unicellular

Organisms that consist of one cell (ex. ameba)