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Chapter 1

Microscope

CV
Devices that produce magnified images of structures that are too small to see with the unaided eye.
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Cell

CV
A cell is a collection of living matter enclosed by a barrier that seperates it from its surroundings.
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Observation

CV
Involves one or more senses, sight, hearing, smell, and sometimes taste, to gather information.
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Data

CV
Information gathered from an observations. (evidence)
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Homeostasis

CV
The process by which organisms keep their internal conditions relatively stable.
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Theory

CV
Evidence from numerous investigations that builds up.
The hypothesis thus becomes well supported.
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Sexual Reproduction

CV
Two cells from different parents uniting to produce the first cell of a new organism.
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Manipulated Variable

CV
The variable that is deliberatly changed.
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Inference

CV
A logical interpretation based on prior knowledge or experience.
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Asexual Reproduction

CV
The new organism has a single parent involved in reproduction.

Example: Mitosis
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Cell Fractionation

CV
Process seperating the cell into different parts.
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Controlled Experiment

CV
Experiment where one variable is changed at a time. All other variables are kept controlled/unchanged.
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Spontaneous Generation

CV
Idea from long ago that life could arise from non-living matter.
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Metric System

CV
Decimal system of measurement whose units are based on certain physical standards and based on multiples of 10.
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Responding Variable

CV
Variable that is observed and changes in response to the manipulated variable.
Chapter 1

Science

CV
An organized way of using evidence to learn about the natural world.
Chapter 1

Metabolism

CV
The combination of chemical reactions through which an organism builds up or breaks down materials as it carries out its life processes.
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Evolve

CV
Organisms' change over time.
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Compound Light Microscope

CV
This microscope allows light to pass through the specimen and uses two lenses to form an image.
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Cell Culture

CV
A group of cells placed in a solution to reproduce for the purposes of study.
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Electron Microscope

CV
This microscope focuses beams of electrons on specimens.
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Hypothesis

CV
A possible explanation for a set of observations or answer to a scientific question.
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Biology

CV
The science that seeks to understand the living world.