Miller and Levine Chapter 1
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an organized way of gathering and analyzing evidence about the natural world.
process of noticing and describing events or processes in a careful, orderly way
logical interpretation based on prior knowledge and experience
a proposed scientific explanation for a set of observations in ways that support or reject it
an experiment in which only one variable is manipulated at a time
factor in a controlled experiment that is deliberately changed; also called the manipulated variable.
the variable that is observed and that changes in response to the independent variable; also called the responding variable
in an experiment, the group that is not exposed to the treatment; contrasts with the experimental group and serves as a comparison for evaluating the effect of the treatment.
information gathered from experimental observations
well-tested explanation that unifies a broad range of observations and hypotheses and allows scientists to make accurate predictions about new situations.
a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
the science that studies living organisms
a complex molecule containing the genetic information that makes up the chromosomes
a signal to which an organism responds
process by which cells from two different parents unite to produce the first cell of a new organism
process by which a single parent reproduces by itself
process by which organisms maintain a relatively stable internal environment
set of chemical reactions through which an organism builds up or breaks down materials as it carries out its life processes
the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist
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