The study of life
A living thing that has or had all the characteristics of life
orderly structure shown by living things
the process of increasing in physical size.
the process of change that occurs during an organism's life to produce a more complex organism
the production of offspring
A group of similar organisms that can breed and produce fertile offspring.
A change in an organism's surroundings that causes the organism to react
a reaction to a stimulus
process by which organisms maintain a relatively stable internal environment
inherited characteristic that increases an organism's chance of survival
An organized way of gathering and analyzing evidence about the natural world.
an explanation of a natural phenomenon supported by many observations and experiments over time
describes relationships under certain conditions in nature
A process by which the procedures and results of an experiment are evaluated by other scientists who are in the same field or who are conducting similar research.
A system of moral principles.
The act of noticing and describing events or processes in a careful, orderly way.
A logical interpretation based on prior knowledge and experience.
A series of steps followed to solve problems including collecting data, formulating a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis, and stating conclusions.
testable explanation of a situation
investigating a phenomenon in a controlled setting to test a hypothesis
the group that does not receive the experimental treatment/variable - used for comparison
In an experiment, the group that is exposed to the treatment/variable or the factor being tested.
The experimental factor that is manipulated; the variable whose effect is being studied.
The measurable effect, outcome, or response in which the research is interested.
A value that does not change during an experiment
Facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis
The decimal measuring system based on the meter, liter, and gram as units of length, capacity, and weight or mass. Measured units are in division that are powers of 10
International System of Units - used universally in science