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Biology Chapter 1
Mr.Brannan's Biology 1 Honors Chapter 1 Vocab
production of offspring that doesn't involve union of gametes
organism that uses energy to synthesize organic molecules from inorganic substances
the science that studies living organisms
process which cells of multicellular individuals become specialized during development
hereditary info in form of large molecule, deoxyribonucleic acid
all changes that have formed life on Earth from earliest beginning to diversity that characterizes it today
segment of DNA, contains coding for polypeptide or protein; unit of hereditary info
organism that obtains organic food molecules by eating organisms or their by-products
stable internal conditions of a living thing
living thing, consists of more than one cell
process which organisms w/ favorable variations reproduce at higher rates than those w/o such variations
an individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form.
conversion of light energy into chemical energy stored in organic compounds
production of offspring from combination of genetic material from two parent organisms
living thing composed of one cell
process which an organism grows
sum of all chemical processes in living things
in experiment a group or individual that serves as a standard of comparison w/ another group or individual to which it is identical except for one factor
test of variables using a comparison of a control group w/ an experimental group
responding variable in an experiment
a scientific procedure undertaken to make a discovery, test a hypothesis, or demonstrate a known fact
subject that receives the independent variable
statement that can be tested experimentally
an experimentally manipulated variable
an assumption based on your observations. cannot be seen directly
something you can actually see, feel, hear, taste or smell. use senses directly.
a thing predicted; a forecast
test small group, assume it's true for everything
broad and comprehensive statement of what is believed to be true, supported by considerable experimental evidence resulting or many tests of related hypothesis