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

STUDY
PLAY
Bio
life
Homo
same
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.