Unit 1 (Scientific Method and the 7 Properties of Life)

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ology

study

stasis

condition or state

Scientific Method

Is the universal language scientists use to conduct experiments.

Observation

Is the act of noting or perceiving objects or events by using the senses

Hypothesis

Is a possible explanation that can be tested by observation or experimentation.

Experiment

How a hypothesis is tested under controlled conditions

Control Group

Is our standard or norm test; where we do not change any conditions.

Experimental Group

Is our test where we change one condition.

Independent Variable

Is the single factor or variable that was modified in the experiment.

Dependent Variable

Is the result or change caused by modifying a single factor or variable.

Results

Is the information or evidence you received from your experiments

Conclusion

Taking all your information and either accepting or rejecting your hypothesis based on the results you got from your experiments.

Biology

Is the study of life.

Cellular Organization

Living organisms have cells that can carry out life's functions.

Homeostasis

Is the ability to maintain a stable internal environment.

Metabolism

Is the sum of all the chemical reactions carried out in an organism.

Responsiveness

Is an organism's ability to react to external changes in the environment.

Reproduction

Is an organism's ability to make more organisms.

Heredity

Is an organism's ability to pass on its own traits to its offspring.

Growth

Is an organism's ability to change in size and shape.

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