Warren Bio - The Study of Life

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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

independent variable

the variable that is deliberately changed

dependent variable

the variable that is observed and changes in response to the independent variable

control group

a group that is used to compare results

sexual reproduction

cells from two parents unite to form the first cell of a new organism

asexual reproduction

a single organism produces offspring identical to itself

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