The Science of Life

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hypothesis

an explanation based on experimentation that is the best science has to offer

form a new hypothesis

if a hypothesis isn't supported, a scientist should...

logical reasoning and interpretation

...are needed for scientific study

experimental

to test the effect of a certain vitamin on dogs, which group would get the vitamin?

resolution

the ability of a microscope to show details clearly is called

fine adjustment knob

to bring an image or specimen into clear, sharp focus, a student would use the...

homeostasis

the stable level of internal conditions in organisms

controlled experiment

an experiment in which all factors are the same except the one being tested

organizing data

constructing a graph is an example of this

function

in biology, structure is always related to

observations

all scientific knowledge is based on this

parents to offspring

reproduction involves the transfer of genetic information from...

4x

when placing a microscope slide in place for viewing, which objective lens should be in place?

reproduction

a mother guppy gives birth to twelve baby fish

energy use

a lioness hunts, kills, and consumes an antelope

response

a snake locates prey and strikes using heat sensors

organization

humans are composed of four major types of tissues

cells

amoebas are single-celled white jellyfish that are multicellular

response

a turtle retreats into its shell when startled

growth

a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly through metamorphosis

energy use

plants make glucose from sunlight and water

homeostasis

a polar bear's body temperature is constant, even in the arctic

growth

a 2000 year old sequoia tree was once a seedling

coarse adjustment knob

moves the body tube up and down to focus

diaphragm

controls the light entering the microscope

coarse adjustment knob

brings the object or slide into view

fine adjustment knob

brings the object into clear, sharp focus

stage

where you would place the slide on the microscope

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