Ch 1 Biology Miller-Levine
Ch 1 The Science of Biology by Miller & Levine
Terms in this set (23)
An organized way of gathering and analyzing evidence about the natural world.
The act of noticing and describing events or processes in a careful, ordinary way.
A logical interpretation based on what scientists already know.
A scientific explanation for a set of observations that can be tested in ways that support or reject it.
Where a hypothesis is tested with only one variable changed.
Factor that is deliberately changed by the scientist. Also, known as the manipulated variable.
factor that changes due to what you changed (this is what you are measuring to verify or refute your hypothesis)
Exposed to the same conditions as the experimental groups except for the independent variable (also called the negative control).
Information and records of experimental observations.
A way to gather many similar hypotheses into one group.
A particular preference or point of view that is personal rather than scientific.
The study of life.
The information of living growing and reproducing stored in a genetic code written in this molecule.
A signal to which an organism responds.
Cell from two parents unite to form the first cell of a new organism.
Single organism produces offspring just like itself.
Keeping internal environmental relatively stable, despite harsh environmental changes.
Combination of chemical reactions through which and organism creates energy.
The way all forms of life are connected.
Any factor which is the same in every group to an experiment.
To look at something again, changing it to make it better.
4 traits scientists share (COSC)
creativity, open-mindedness, skepticism, curiosity
How can you tell if something is alive? (7 things)
contains DNA, grow and change over time, respond to their environment, reproduce, maintain internal environment, obtain and use energy, made-up of cells
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