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Life Science
Life science is the study of living things.
Biology is the study of life.
An organism may be an animal,a plant, a fungus, or a microbe.
Structure is the way that an organism is put together as a whole.
Functions are the proccesses that enable an organism to survive.
Examples of branches of life science
Molecular biology, genetics, physiology, ecology, cell biology, plant biology, and microbiology.
Inquiry refers to the diverse ways in which scientists investigate the natural world and propose explinations based on evidence they gather.
Scientific method
-Was your hypothosis correct if not go back to your hypothosis.
Variables are factors that can change ina an experement
controlled experiments
an experiment in which only one variable is manipulated at a time.
manipulated variable
The one factor that a scientist changes during an experiment; also called independent variable
responding variable
The factor that changes as a reult of changes to the manipulated, or independent, variable in an experiment; also called dependent variable.
The part of an experiemtn to which you can comopare the results of othe other tests.
quantititative observations
An observation that deals with a number or amount.
qualitative observations
An obervation that deals with characteristics than cannot be expressed in numbers.
molecular biology
study of the chemical buildibng blocks of cells
study of how information about organisms is passed from parent to offspring
study of the structures and functions of organisms
study of how organisms interact with each other and their surroundings
study of micororganisms such as bacteria, viruses