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What is firsthand observation?
The use of one or more of the senses aided or unaided to get information.
What is biology? (3 Definitions)
1) Science of life that seeks to provide understanding of the natural world.
2) Branch of science dealing with living organisms and processes vital to life.
3) Study of life.
Icthology?
fish
Ornithology
birds
Herpetology
Reptiles
Genetics
genes, heredity
Entomolgoy
insects
Zoology
animals
ecology
habitats
Botany
Plants
Neurology
brain
Phrenology
bumps on the head
List characteristics of living things
1)made up of one or more cells
2)Reproduce
3)Grow and develop
4)Obtain and use energy
5)Respond to environment
6)Have DNA
Metablolism
Sum of all chemical reactions int the body
-anabolism+catabolism
Anabolism
synthesizing or "building" of complex substances
Catabolism
breaking down of complex substances into smaller ones
Homeostasis
Process by which organisms keep internal conditions constant despite changes in the external environment.
define experiment
procedure that tests a hypothesis by the process of collection info. under controlled conditions
List scientific method
Observation
Form Hypothesis
Design and conduct experiment
Interpret data
Form conclusion
Observation
-formulate question
-identify problem
Design and conduct experiment?
-identify and control variables
Control
part of experiment which conditions are constant
independent variable
part of experiment manipulated
dependent variable
change resulting from manipulatoins