Bio Chapter 1 Mr. Hardeman!!
Terms in this set (28)
The theme that reflects the idea that there has been a gradual change in the characteristics of species over time is _____.
Living things adjust to a stimulus by a reaction called a(n) _____.
Living things change during their lives through _____.
growth and development
All living things _____ to make more living things.
Questions about living things that can be answered by biologists are _____.
why, what and how
Key to the study of biology is learning about the _____.
life around us
The study of standards for what is right and what is wrong is called _____.
The information gathered from experiments is called _____.
A structured procedure for collecting information to test a hypothesis is a(n) _____.
The part of an experiment in which all conditions are kept the same is the _____.
The steps commonly used by scientists in gathering information to test hypotheses and solve problems are called _____.
A testable explanation for a question or problem is a(n) _____.
Why is the hypothesis that black cats cause bad luck not science?
The result of studying the hypothesis are not repeatable, open to judgment and the hypothesis cannot be tested by controlled experiments.
Which of the following studies is outside the realm of science?
Because it is often difficult to gather numerical data, _____ research is used.
Quantitative research is most often reported as _____.
graphs or charts
_____ research is usually based on numerical measurements.
An experiment is _____.
a test of a hypothesis
The gradual change in the characteristics of a species over time [letter]
The living and nonliving factors in an organism's surroundings [letter]
Any structure, behavior, or internal process that enables an organism to better survive in an environment [letter]
An organism's tendency to maintain a stable internal environment [letter]
The series of changes that an organism undergoes during its lifetime [letter]
The process whereby an organism produces more of its own kind [letter]
Its flow through ecosystems determines how organisms interact and powers all life processes. [letter]
A variety of structural and behavioral adaptations help organisms regulate their internal environment. [letter]
Over time, gradual changes in structures, behaviors, and internal processes of organisms result in diversity of species. [letter]
Biology is a continuous search for information about the natural world.
nature of science