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The study of life
Biology
Orderly structure
Organization
The production of offspring
Reproduction
A group of organisms that can interbreed and produce fertile offspring
Species
An increase in the amount of living materials
Growth
An external or internal environment that causes an organism to react
Stimulus
A reaction to a stimulus
Response
Regulation of an organism's internal environment to maintain conditions suitable for its survival
Homeostasis
Any inherited structure, behavior, or internal process that enables an organism to respond to environmental change
Adaptation
The gradual change in a species through adaptation
Evolution
An explination for a question or a problem that can be formally tested
Hypothesis
An investigation that tests a hypothesis
Experiment
The part of the experiment that is standard against which results are compared
Control
The condition in an experiment that is tested
Independent Variable
The condition in an experiment that is the result
Dependent Variable
Information is contained through investigation
Data
An explination of a natural phenomenon
Theory
The application of science to meet society's needs
Technology
The moral principles of humans
Ethics
Steps used to gather information and answer questions
Scientifc Methods