Bio. chap. 1
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evaluation of a structure behavior or internal process that enables an organism to respond to stimuli and better survive in an environment
the science that studies living organisms
A process of improvement in the material conditions of people through diffusion of knowledge and technology
Capacity to do work
Every non genetic influence, from prenatal nutrition to the people and things around us.
the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
the process of an individual organism growing organically
A tendency to maintain a balanced or constant internal state; the regulation of any aspect of body chemistry, such as blood glucose, around a particular level
A living thing
A group of people who work together to achieve some specific purpose
Formation of new cells or new organism. Without it, growth and development are not possible
A reaction to a stimulus.
taxonomic group whose members can interbreed
A change in an organism's surroundings that causes the organism to react
In an experiment, the standard that is used for comparison
Facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis
The outcome factor; the variable that may change in response to manipulations of the independent variable.
A research method in which an investigator manipulates one or more factors (independent variables) to observe the effect on some behavior or mental process (the dependent variable). By random assignment of participants, the experimenter aims to control other relevant factors.
A proposed answer to a question
The experimental factor that is manipulated; the variable whose effect is being studied.
a logo designed to alert you about a specific danger
A series of steps followed to solve problems
A hypothesis that has been tested with a significant amount of data
A system of moral principles.
Knowledge that people use to make a way of life in their surroundings