Organized way of using evidence to learn about the natural world; also, the body of knowledge that scientist have built up after years of using this process.
Use of one or more of the senses-sight, hearing, touch, smell, and sometimes taste-to gather information.
possible explaination for a set of observations or possible awnser to a scientific question.
A test of the effect of a single variable by changing it while keeping all variables the same.
Factor in an experiment that a scientist purposely changes; also known as independent variable.
Factor in an experiment that a scientist wants to observe, which may change in response to the manipulated variable; also known as a dependent variable.
Collection of living matter enclosed by a barrier that separates the cell from its surroundings; basic unit of all forms of life.
Process by which cells from two different parents unite to produce the first cell of a new organism.
Set of chemical reactions through which an organism builds up or breaks down materials as it carries out its life processes.
Change in a kind o fan organism over time; process by which modern organisms have descended from ancient organisms.
Decimal system of measurement based on certain physical standards and scaled on multiples of 10.
Device that prodices magnified images of structures that are too small to see with the unaided eye.
Compound Light Microscope
Microscope that allows light to pass through a specimen and uses two lenses to form an image.