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Scientific Method
a series of steps that scientists use to answer questions and solve problems
Hypothesis
educated guess
Control
the "normal" in an experiment/used as a comparison
Variable
part of the experiment that is being tested
Organism
any living thing
Cell
basic unit of life
Unicellular
organism with one cell
Multicellular
organism with many cells
Homeostasis
an organism's ability to keep proper conditions inside no matter what is going on outside
Reproduction
making more of the same
Stimulus
anything that an organism responds to
Adaptation
a change in a living thing that helps it do better in its environment
Trait
a characteristic
Spontaneous generation
the theory that living things come from nonliving things
Biogenisis
the theory that living things come from living things
Classification
a way to group living things based on traits
Binomial nomenclature
a naming system using 2 words: the genus and the species, in Latin and italics
Kingdom
the largest and most general group of classification
Species
the smallest and most specific group of classification
Dichotomous key
a tool used to identify organisms that gives you the scientific name
7 Characteristics of Living Things
1. Made of cells
2. Grow and develop
3. Reproduce
4. use energy
5. Need food & water and produce waste
6. Respond to stimuli
7. Adapt to their environment
7 Steps of scientific method
1. State the problem
2. Collect information
3. Form a hypothesis
4. Experiment
5. Record and analyze results
6. Draw a conclusion
7. Tell others
Carrolus Linneaus
Developed classification system we used today
7 Categories of classification (Largest to Smallest)
Kingdom
Phyllum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
6 Kingdoms
Archaebacteria
Eubacteria
Protist
Fungi
Plant
Animal