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having to do with an organism's physical processes


having to do with an organism's thinking and understanding


the scientific study of behavior that is tested through scientific research


A testable prediction, often implied by a theory


A hypothesis that has been tested with a significant amount of data

Basic science

the pursuit of knowledge about natural phenomena for its own sake

applied science

discovering ways to use scientific findings to accomplish practical goals

Scientific Method

a general approach to gathering information and answering questions so that errors and biases are minimized