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The study of living things.
What is biology? (p. 3.)
The latin words for life + the study of
A special kind of test to get information.
What is an experiment? (p.7)
Involves trial & error, investigation, observation by 5 senses, prediction, recording of data,& analysis of results et.al.
An idea that explains something based on repeated scientific observations and experments.
What is a theory? (p. 6.)
Ex. Darwin's Evolution of Species (something not proven as factual)
A theory that has a passed many tests over time without being disproven.
What is a law? (p. 6.)
Ex. - Law of Universal Gravitation
A set of steps used to find answers to questions.
What is a Scientific Method? (p.8.)
5 steps: Ask a Question, Gather information, Form a Hypothesis, Experiment to test Hypothesis & Make Observations , Draw Conclusions, & repeat.
A possible answer to a scientific question.
What is a hypothesis?
Something assumed forthe purpose of argument; supposition
The part of an experiment in which conditions are kept constant.
What is a control?
An unchanging variable in experiment
The study of plants.
What is Botany?
One could use this profession in the Botanical Gardens.
The study of Animals.
What is Zoology? (p.10.)
A biologist that might work at the Zoo to study animals.
The study of how the characteristics of a living thing are passed along from generation to generation.
What is Genetics? (p. 11.)
May require lab work or as doctors in a hospital.
The study of living things too small to be seen with the naked eye.
What is Microbiology? (p. 11.)
Latin words for "small" & "the study of""
The study of how all living things relate to one another and their world.
What is Ecology? (p. 11.)
How living things interact with one another & the nonliving world. May work for government agencies or businesses mostly in nature settings.