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The gradual accumulations of adaptations over time is ____________
evolution
25 Orcas or killer whales live in social units called__________
pods
Refers to the moral prindiples and values held by humans
ethics
From the greek work bios, meaning life, and logos meaning study. _________ is the study of life Biology is the study of life
biology
All living things show an orderly structure, or an ___________
organization
All of the changes that take place during the life of an organism are known as its ____________
development
Regulation of an organisms internal environment to maintain conditions suitable for its survival is called _____________
homeostasis
Organisms live in constant interface with their surroundings, or ________, which includes the air, wate, weather, temperature, and other organisms and
environment
An organisms reaction to a stimulus in a ______________
response
Energy is the ability to do ____________
work
Any condition in the enviromnent that requires an organism to adjust is a _____________
stimulus
Any structure, behavior, or internal process that enables an organism to respond to stimuli and better survive in an environment is called an ________
adaptation
The common steps that biologists and other scientists use to gather information and answer questions are __________________
scientific methods
A procedure that tests a hypothesis by the process of collecting information under controlled conditions is called an _____________
experiment
The conditon in an experiment that is changed is the __________
independent variable
_______ is an explanation for a question or a problem that can be formally tested Hypothesis
hypothesis
The group in an experiment in which all the conditions are kept the same is the _________
control
While changing the independent variable, the scientist obserfes or measures a second concition that results from the change, this is the _____________
dependent variable
Information obtained from experinets is called _________
data
A _________ is an explanation of a natural phenomenon that is supported by a large body of scientific evidence obtained from many different investigat
theory