the study of life
anything that possesses all the characteristics of living things
the smallest unit of life
production of offspring by an organism
the universal genetic code of living organisms
an increase in the amount of living material and formation of new structures in an organism
all the changes that take place during the life of an organism
biotic and abiotic factors within an organism's surroundings
anything internally or externally that causes the organism to react
a reaction to a stimulus
regulation of an organism's internal environment
an organism's ability to build up or break down materials through chemical reactions
a well-tested explanation that unifies a broad range of observations
an organized way of gathering and analyzing evidence about the natural world
a scientific explanation for a set of observations that can be tested
the variable that is deliberately changed
the variable that is observed and changes in response to the independent variable
a group that is used to compare results
cells from two parents unite to form the first cell of a new organism
a single organism produces offspring identical to itself
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