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Intro Bio. Vocab.

For science. Introductory Biology A Vocabulary.
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Biology
the study of living things
Control
standard used for comparison of test results in an experiment
Variable
a factor that changes in an experiment in order to test a hypothesis
Gram
a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram
Hypothesis
possible explanation for a set of observations or possible answer to a scientific question
Liter
Basic unit of volume in the metric system
Meter
basic unit of length in the metric system
Qualitative
an observation made without measurement
Quantitative
data that is measurable; obervations based on numbers
Cohesion
an attraction between substances of the same kind
Adhesion
an attraction between molecules of different substances
Solvent
a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances