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Essential Biology: Chapter 1
Any method of learning about the natural world that follows the scientific method.
the scientific study of life
the process of scientific inquiry that uses the steps of the scientific method to answer questions about nature
Deductive reasoning (hypothesis)
determining a general statement from several facts
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
a widely accepted explanatory idea that is broad in
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 individual living thing
A group of organs that work
A structure consisting of several tissues adapted as a group to perform specific functions
An integrated group of similar cells that perform a specific function within a multicellular organism
A basic unit of living matter separated from its environment by a plasma membrane