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6 Multiple choice questions

  1. The study of how organisms interact with their environment.
  2. The maintenance of stable internal conditions in an organism.
  3. All of the genes in an organism, including mitochondrial DNA.
  4. A sequence of DNA that codes for a specific trait. Sometimes 1 gene = 1 trait; also many genes can = 1 trait
  5. An educated answer to a question based on past experiences and current understandings.
  6. NOT a guess!!! Theories attempt to EXPLAIN observations and experimental results. This leads to more questions that create more hypothesis that can support or reject the theory. Ex: There is no theory of gravity because scientists don't know enough about it to explain it well enough to agree on a theory.

6 True/False questions

  1. Dependent VariableThese are the results of an experiment; what you are measuring. The data for the experimental group and control group is usually expected to be different.


  2. EvolutionProcess by which organisms make more of their own kind. Can be sexual or asexual.


  3. Control GroupThings that must remain the same between the experimental group AND the control group.


  4. MetabolismThe sum of all chemical reactions in an organism. Consists of anabolism (builds things and consumes energy) and catabolism (breaks things down and releases energy).


  5. CellThe smallest unit capable of all life functions.


  6. MutationThe change in the inherited characteristics of an organism over generations; sometimes quick, sometimes slow...depends on environment.