Term Definition
asexual reproduction process of reproduction involving a single parent that results in offspring that are genetically identical to the parent
bias a particular preference or point of view that is personal, rather than scientific
Biology scientific study of life
biosphere part of the earth in which life exists including land, water, and air or atmosphere
controlled experiment experiment in which only one variable is changed

control group

group in an experiment that is exposed to the same conditions as the experimental group except for one independent variable


evidence, information gathered from observations

dependent variable

variable that is observed and that changes in response to the independent variable, (responding variable)

Deoxyribonucleic Acid

genetic material that organisms inherit from their parents


relatively constant internal physical and chemical conditions that organisms maintain


possible explanation for a set of observations or possible answer to a scientific question

independent variable factor in a controlled experiment that is deliberately changed, (manipulated variable)
inference a logical interpretation based on prior knowledge and experience
metabolism the combination of chemical reactions through which an organism builds up or breaks down materials
observation process of noticing and describing events or processes in a careful, orderly way.
science organized way of gathering and analyzing evidence about the natural world.
sexual reproduction type of reproduction in which cells from parents unite to form the first cell of a new organism
stimulus signal to which an organism responds
theory well-tested explantation that unifies a broad range of observations and hypotheses, and enables scientists to make accurate predictions about new situations

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