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biology 1

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observation
using your 5 senses
hypothesis
proposed scientific explanation for a set of observations.
Spontaneous generation
life from nonlife.
Responding variable
variable that produces data
manipulated variable
dependent variable, the one that is controlled and tested.
Conclusion
Tells based on data if hypothesis is correct.
Redi
Conducted experiment to disprove spontaneous generation.
Louis Pasteur
Developed swan neck flask to prove disprove spontaneous generation.
Theory
well tested explanation that unifies a broad range of observations.
Biology
The study of living things.
Asexual reproduction
Life from one organism.
Multicellular
Organisms madeup of more than one cell.
Motley
My favorite teacher.
homeostasis
Fairly constant internal conditions, ex. temperature.
Stimulus
Causes a response or movement in organisms.
Metabolism
All of the chemical reactions conducted within an organism to carry out life processes.
Biosphere
Highest level of organization in living organisms.
Metric system
Standard decimal measuring system based on multiples of 10.
Compound Microscope
Magnifies using light and 2 lenses.
Cell culture
group of cells developed from a single cell.
Inference
Logical interpretation based on prior knowledge.