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observation

using your 5 senses

hypothesis

proposed scientific explanation for a set of observations.

Spontaneous generation

life from nonlife.

Responding variable

variable that produces data

manipulated variable

dependent variable, the one that is controlled and tested.

Conclusion

Tells based on data if hypothesis is correct.

Redi

Conducted experiment to disprove spontaneous generation.

Louis Pasteur

Developed swan neck flask to prove disprove spontaneous generation.

Theory

well tested explanation that unifies a broad range of observations.

Biology

The study of living things.

Asexual reproduction

Life from one organism.

Multicellular

Organisms madeup of more than one cell.

Motley

My favorite teacher.

homeostasis

Fairly constant internal conditions, ex. temperature.

Stimulus

Causes a response or movement in organisms.

Metabolism

All of the chemical reactions conducted within an organism to carry out life processes.

Biosphere

Highest level of organization in living organisms.

Metric system

Standard decimal measuring system based on multiples of 10.

Compound Microscope

Magnifies using light and 2 lenses.

Cell culture

group of cells developed from a single cell.

Inference

Logical interpretation based on prior knowledge.

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