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Chapter 1: The Science of Biology
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which of the following is NOT a goal of science?
to establish a collection of unchanging truths
the work of scientists usually begins with...
how does sharing ideas through peer-reviewed articles help advance science?
scientists reading the articles may come up with new questions to study
how do scientific theories compare to hypotheses?
theories unify a brad range of observations and hypotheses
which of the following is NOT a characteristic of all living things?
ability to move
which of the following characteristics of living things best explains why some North American birds fly south for the winter?
living things respond to their environment
would a scientist who studies evolution also have to learn about other branches of biology? Why or why not?
yes; the different branches of biology are interrelated
the basic unit of length in the metric system is the...
using a universal system of measurement is MOST important during which part of scientific methodology?
during a controlled experiment, a scientist isolates and tests...
a single varible
a well-tested explanation that explains a lot of observations is...
based on your observations, you suggest that fertilizer could accelerate the growth of algae. It is...
science is best described as a...
way of knowing
what does a reviewer do doing a peer-reviewing?
check for mistakes and bias
scientists repeat each other's results. Which should a scientist do to make it easier for others to replicate the experiment?
use the metric system when communicating procedures and results
the basic unit of weight in the metric system is...
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