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Biology General Unit 1: Intro. to Life Science

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Life Science
The study of living things.
Observation
The process of using one or more scenes to gather information.
Quantitative Observation
An observation that deals with characteristics that cannot be expressed in numbers.
Qualitative Observation
An observation that deals with a number or amount.
Inference
The process of making inferences and interpretation based on observations and knowledge.
Prediction
Forecasting what will happen based on past experiences or evidences.
Model
Creating representations of complex objects or processes.
Scientific Inquiry
The diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and propose explanations based on evidence they gather.
Hypothesis
An educated guess.
Variable
Factor in an experiment that can change.
Manipulated Variable
The one factor that a scientist changes during an experiment.
Responding variable
The factor that changes as a result of changes to the manipulated and independent variable in an experiment.
Density
Mas per unit volume. More compact, the denser the material is.
Metric System
Base ten number system.
Experimental Group
Actually does experiment.
Control Group
Used to minimize the unintended influence of other variables on the same system. (gets placebo)