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Bio Chapter 1

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1. Biology...............
science of life; examines how living things interact, how systems function, and how they function at a molecular level.
2. Organism.................
anything that has or once had all the characteristics of life.
3. Organization................
orderly structure shown by living things.
4. Growth...............
. process that results in mass being added to an organism; may include formation of new cells and new structures.
5. Development................
changes an organism undergoes in its lifetime before reaching its adult form.
6. Reproduction................
.production of offspring.
7. Species-
group of organisms that can interbreed and produce fertile offspring.
8. Stimulus..........
.any change in an organism's internal or external environments that causes the organism to react.
9. Response.........
. organism's reaction to a stimulus.
10. Homeostasis-............
..regulation of an organism's internal environment to maintain conditions needed for life.
11. Adaptation.........
. inherited characteristics of a species that develops over time in response to an environmental factor, enabling the species to survive.
12. Technology................
application of knowledge gained from scientific research to solve society's needs and problems and improve the quality of life.
13. Science.................
. a body of knowledge based on the study of nature.
14. Theory................
explanation of a natural phenomenon bases on many observations and investigations over time.
15. Law...
....... rule
16. Peer review......
.............a process in which the procedures used during an experiments may be repeated and the results are evaluated by scientists who are in the same field or are conducting similar research.