the process of scientific inquiry that uses the steps of the scientific method to answer questions about nature
A tentative explanation that a scientist proposes for a specific phenomenon that has been observed
A test under controlled conditions that are made to demonstrate a known truth, examine the validity of a hypothesis, or determine the efficacy of something previously untried.
A component of the process of science whereby a scientist carries out two parallel tests, an experimental test and a control by one factor, the variable
All the organisms in a given area, along with the nonliving (Abiotic) factors with which they interact; a biological community and its physical environment
An assemblage of all the organisms living together and potentially interacting in a particular environment
A group of interacting individuals belonging to one species and living in the same geographic area.
An integrated group of similar cells that perform a specific function within a multicellular organism