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Biology Chapter 1 Introduction to Science/The Science of Biology

This is a flash card set reviewing key vocabulary from chapter 1-1 and 1-2 in your book.
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Science
Organized way to use evidence to learn about the natural world.
Biology
Study of the living world.
Data
Information gathered from observations.
Hypothesis
Educated guess based on observation.
Quantative Data
Data expressed with numbers (3 cm)
Qualitative Data
Data expressed with chracteristics (hot or cold)
Inference
Logical interpretation based on prior knowledge.
Independent Variable
The variable that is deliberately changed in an experiment. (It can also be called the manipulated variable)
Dependent Variable
The variable that changes in response to the independent variable (This is often the data that you collect) (It can also be called the responding variable)
Control Variable
A variable that is kept unchanged in an experiment.
Theory
A hypothesis that is very well supported.
Observation
Using the senses to gather information.
Redi's Experiment
Controlled experiment that demonstrated that maggots are not spontaneously created from meat.
Controlled Experiment
An experiment in which only one variable is changed or manipulated.
Homeostasis
Process by which organisms try to maintain a stable internal environment.
Population
Group of the same species living in the same place.
Organism
One living thing.
Cell
The basic unit of life.
Tissue
Group of similar cells that perform a similar function.
Organ
Group of tissues that work together for perform specific functions.
Spontaneous Generation
The disproved hypothesis that living things can arise from non-living matter.
Pasteur's Experiment
Spontaneous generation is not correct. Showed that all living things come from other living things.