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what is the hypotheticodeductive process?
scientific method
independent variable
the condition purposefully changed by the experimentor
dependent variable
a change that results when the independent variable is altered
control
the unchanged or unaltered condition in an experiment
standard
basis for comparison when making observations
fission
asexual reproduction where two cells of equal size are produced
budding
asexual reproduction where two cells of unequal size are produced
abiogenesis
belief that life could be derived from nonliving objects
assimilation
convesion of chemicals from one form to another to become part of the body
metabolism
sum total of all chemical reactions responsible for providing energy for the organism
autotroph
self-feeder, makes its own food from sunlight or chemicals
heterotroph
feeds on other organisms, can not make its own food
development
stages that occur as an organism acquires new behaviors
TEM
electron microscope that permits you to see inside
SEM
scanning microscope allows you to see surfaces only