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Chapter 1 - The Science of Biology

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  1. 2. the relatively constant internal physical and chemical conditions that organisms maintain
  2. 7. one of 10 big ideas in biology; focuses on all forms of life are tied to a common beginning 3.5 billion years ago
  3. 8. the group in an experiment that is exposed to the same conditions as the experiment group except for one independent variable
  4. 9. evidence; information gathered from observations
  5. 10. numbers found by counting or measuring
  6. 11. one of four scientific attitudes that cause scientists to ask questions based on observations
  7. 13. one of 10 big ideas in biology; focuses on all organisms are made up of cells
  8. 15. the study of life
  9. 18. an experiment in which only one variable is changed
  10. 19. a possible explanation for a set of observations or a possible answer to a scientific question
  11. 21. one of 10 big ideas in biology; focuses on living things carry information written in a universal genetic code in their DNA and is passed from generation to generation
  12. 24. a process of noticing and describing events or processes in a careful, orderly world
  13. 25. an organized way of gathering and analyzing evidence about the natural world
  14. 26. a signal to which an organism responds
  15. 29. describe things that cannot be counted
  16. 30. one of 10 big ideas in biology; focuses on making observations, creating questions, and performing experiments to explain the natural world
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  1. 1. one of 10 big ideas in biology; focuses on all living things reproduce
  2. 3. one of 10 big ideas in biology; focuses on each major group of living things has evolved its own set of body parts
  3. 4. one of four scientific attitudes that cause scientists to question existing ideas and hypotheses
  4. 5. one of four scientific attitudes that helps scientists to design experiments that provide good data
  5. 6. one of 10 big ideas in biology; focuses on all life comes in a huge amount of different forms, but yet all are similar at the molecular level
  6. 12. one of 10 big ideas in biology; focuses on all forms of life on Earth are connected into the biosphere
  7. 14. every organism has a certain pattern of ______ and ________.
  8. 16. one of four scientific attitudes that explains why scientists are willing to accept new ideas that they may not agree with
  9. 17. one of 10 big ideas in biology; focuses on life needs matter that serves as nutrients to build body parts and energy that fuels the body
  10. 20. the part of the Earth in which life exists, including water, land and air or atmosphere
  11. 22. a well-tested explanation that unifies a broad range of observations and hypotheses and enables scientists to make accurate predictions about new situations
  12. 23. a particular preference or point of view that is personal, rather than scientific
  13. 27. deoxyribonucleic acid; the genetic material organisms inherit from their parents
  14. 28. the combination of chemical reactions through which an organism builds up or breaks down material