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the study of life
biology
a living thing
organisim
the process in which simple substances are combined to form more complex substances
synthesis
the process by which an organism maintains homeostasis
regulation
all the chemical processes eoccuring within the cells of an organism including processes that build complex substances and those that break down complex substances
metabolism
the process by which living organisms produce more of their own food
reproduction
the process by which metabolic wastes are removed from the organism
excretion
the balance between the internal and ecternal environment
homeostasis
those substances needed by an organism for energy, growth, repair, and maintenance
nutrients
the process by which substances enter and leave cells and become distributed within the cells
transport
the process by which cells release chemical energy
cellular respiration
the incorporation of materials into the organism's body
assimilation
An example of a system involved in transport is the
Circulatory system
An organism that is capable of making its own nutrients from simple substances is a
bacterium and plant
Each of the following has all the characteristics of a living organism
oak tree, bacteria, and fungus
Cellular respiration is the same as breathing
false
Both unicellular and multicellular organisms exhibit cell specialization
false
All of the following characteristics of living things are true
living things are highly organized, living things have a limited life span, living things respond to changes int he environment
List the steps of the scientific method in order.
1. Define the problem
2. Research the problem
3. Form a hypothesis
4. Test the hypothesis
5. Record data
6. Drwa conclusion
Explain the purpose of the control in an experiment.
It acts as a standard of comparison.