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Counts or measurements are examples of data produced by
quantative research
All living things use this process to make more of themselves and pass on genetic information.
reproduce
This is the use of science to try to solve the problems of society is _____.
technology
For ease of understanding, scientists report measurements using
the metric system or the SI system
The process whereby an organism produces more of its own kind
reproduction
When a living thing reacts to a stimuli it is called a _________.
response
Over time, gradual changes in structures, behaviors, and internal processes of organisms result in diversity of species.
evolution
Because it is often difficult to gather numerical data, _____ research is used.
descriptive
Living things change during their lives through _____.
growth and development
A structured procedure for collecting information to test a hypothesis is a(n) _____.
experiment
The metric unit of volume
liter
The idea that there has been a gradual change in the characteristics of species over time
evolution
In order to move molecules in your kidneys, your body needs _____.
energy
A testable explanation for a question or problem is a(n) _____.
hypothesis
An organism's tendency to maintain a stable internal environment
homostasis
The study of standards for what is right and what is wrong is called
ethics
This is used in an experiment, to test the effect of the independent variable
the control group
For ease of understanding, scientists report measurements using
the metric system
This is a possible explanation for a scientific question
hypothesis
Kidneys use energy to move molecules and ions in order to keep the blood chemically balanced. This is an example of the process that maintains an organisms internal environment for survival and is called ________.
homeostasis
In an experiment we form ___________ based on the analysis of data collected in a controlled experiment.
conclusions
The series of changes that an organism undergoes during its lifetime
development
Any structure, behavior, or internal process that enables an organism to better survive in an environment
adaptation
During an experiment this is what is collected then analyzed. It can be in the form of numbers or descriptions.
data
The steps commonly used by scientists in gathering information to test hypotheses and solve problems are called _____.
scientific method
_____ research is usually based on numerical measurements.
quantatitive
maintaining a steady environment (homeostasis)
responding to other organisms
Making adjustments to non-living factors in the environment
Living things adapt to their surroundings by _____.
This is a piece of technology that scientist use to make small details of an object visible
microscope
The living and nonliving factors in an organism's surroundings
environment
Whether applications of science to everyday life are considered good, bad, right, or wrong comes under the category of
ethics
This is the main areas of study in biology.
living things and their interactions.
This term refers to gradual change over time and the accumulation of favorable characteristics.
evolution
Science cannot answer questions based on these.
opinions
judgements
feelings
These things are non-living.
Air
Water
Sunlight
Carbon Dioxide
Oxygen
These are naturally occuring events that can be observed and do not change
Natural Laws
This is the basic metric unit for mass.
gram
This is the basic metric unit for the volume of liquids.
liter
This is the basic unit of volume for things like boxes.
meters X meters X meters or meters squared.
Is science good or bad?
Science is not good or bad, but how we use it may be good or bad.