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the high degree of order within an organism's internal and external parts and in it's interactions with the living world
the chemical compounds that provide physical structure and that bring about movement, energy use, or other cell functions
the maintenance of a stable level of internal conditions even though the environmental conditions are constantly changing
the sum of all the chemical reactions that take in and transform energy and materials from the environment
the branch of biology that studies organisms interacting with each other and with the environment
a statement that forecasts what would happen in a test situation if the hypothesis was true
provides a normal standard against which the biologist can compare results of the experimental group
when scientists who are already experts in the field anonymously read and critique a research paper
compound light microscope
a microscope that shines light through a specimen and has two lenses to magnify an image
scanning electron microscope
a microscope that passes a beam of electrons over the specimen's surface
transmission electron microscope
transmits a beam of electrons through a very thinly sliced specimen
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