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Life Science Chapter 1

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Homeostasis
regulation of an organnisms internal, life maintaining conditions
Spontaneous Generation
the idea that living things come from non-living things
Biogensis
theory that living things come only from other living things
Phylogeny
evolutionary history of an organism; used today to group organisms into 6 kingdoms
Kingdom
First and largest category used to classify organisms
Genus
first word of the 2 word scientific name used to identify a group of similar species
Binominal Nomentclature
2 word naming system that gives all organisms their scientific names
hypothesis
predicition that can be tested
control
standard to which the outcome of a test is compared
Variable
something in an expirement that can change
theory
explination of things or events based on scientific knowledge resulting from many observations that seems to be true consistently
organism
any living thing
cell
smallest unit of an organism that can carry on life functions
Scientific Methods
procedures used to solve problems and answr questions that can include stating the problem, gethering information, forming a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis with an expirement analyzing data and drawing conclusions