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smallest unit of an organism that can carry on life functions; has an orderly structure and contains hereditary material
organized procedures used to solve problems that can include (1) stating the problem, (2) gathering information, (3) forming a hypothesis, (4) testing the hypothesis with an experiment, (5) analyzing data, (6) drawing conclusions, and (7) report results.
early theory that living things come from nonliving things; was disproved by Louis Pasteur in the 1800's
explanation of things or events based on scientific knowledge resulting from many observations and experiments
what a species looks like, where it is found, or who discovered it
what the second word in the name of a species that tells about that species
used to avoid mistakes, show that organisms in the same genus are related, give descriptive info, and allow information to be organized easily
5 characteristics of living things
living things are organized, respond, use energy, grow & develop, and reproduce
in 1668 showed maggots hatch from eggs that flies lay on meat and not from the meat itself
in 1768 designed an experiment to show that tiny organisms came from other organisms
Alexander I. Oparin
in 1924 created theory "primordial soup" that the gases in Earth's early atmosphere combined to form more complex compounds found in living things.
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