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Honors Biology Midterm Study Guide
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What is the independent variable?
The independent variable is the variable that is changed (variable that is manipulated)
What is a dependent variable?
The dependent variable is the variable that is measured
What is a control group?
the group in an experiment or study that does not receive treatment by the researchers and is then used as a benchmark to measure how the other tested subjects do.
What is the definition of Biology?
the scientific study of life
What is the definition of homeostasis?
maintenance of a stable internal environment
Definition of metabolism
the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life.
What is the definition of theory
a supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something, especially one based on general principles independent of the thing to be explained.
What are all living things made of?
cells and carbon
Ex: A seed will turn into a maple tree. This is an example of which characteristic of life?
A. Living things reproduce
B. Living things are made of cells
C. Living things adapt to their environment
D. Living things grow and develop
D. Living things grow and develop
Viruses are NOT living. Why is this?
Viruses are not living because they need a host to feed off of.
The independent variable in any experiment is the:
A. Variable that changes in response to something.
B. Variable that's stays constant
C. Variable that is manipulated by the experimenter.
C: Variable that is manipulated by the experimenter.
How would you rank the following fromThe largest to smallest.
Population, community, ecosystem, biosphere, organism, organs, atoms
Biosphere, ecosystem, community, population, organism, organs, atoms.
What is a consumer?
An organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms
What is a producer?
An organism that can make its own food.
What is a food web?
a system of interlocking and interdependent food chains.
Which compounds present in insects are composed of amino acids that provide the Venus flytrap and sundew with much of their nitrogen?
Energy decreases as you go up the energy pyramid because
The energy transfer is not 100% efficient and is lost in metabolism, waste and cellular processes
A niche is best described as:
A.the home of an organism
B. How the organism lives
C. None of these
C. None of these- A niche refers to the way in which an organism fits into an ecological community or ecosystem.
What structures are found in both eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells?
Plasma membrane, ribosomes, cytoplasm, and DNA.
What is the difference between a eukaryotic cell and a prokaryotic cell?
The eukaryotic cell has a nucleus AND membrane bound organelles.
What is the carrying capacity of a population?
max # of individuals that a habitat can support
Depleting natural resources is caused by:
A. Poor environmental laws
D. Human population growth
E. All of the above
A- poor environmental laws
Which year had a higher population density?
Polysaccharides are an example of:
B. Nucleic Acids
how is the flow of energy different from the flow of matter?
Energy is conserved (it is not lost) but matter is lost from the ecosystem.
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