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Chapter 1

STUDY
PLAY
Cell
Smallest unit of life
Homeostasis
Maintaining a relatively constant internal environment, like body temperature
Scientific method
a method of investigation involving observation and theory to test scientific hypotheses
Hypothesis
a tentative theory about the natural world
Prediction
a statement made in advance that expresses the results that will be obtained from testing a hypothesis if the hypothesis is supported; the expected outcome if a hypothesis is accurate
Nonliving things
Like rocks
Living things
Use energy, reproduce, grow and produce, evolution, homeostasis and responds to environment
Taxonomy
(biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification
Monera
Single felled prokaryote (bacteria)
Anamalia
eukaryotic; multicellular; heterotroph; consumers; complex organ systems
Unique human characteristics
Bipedalism- walking upright on 2 feet, opposable thumbs-for tool making and food foraging, large brains- has helped our species evolve, tool making and language, capacity for complex language- speaking and writing which sets us apart from other animals.