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Biology - Chapter 1

Biology - Chapter 1 - Term Definition What Is Science...

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Term: What Is Science? Definition: Science is a process of learning Science is a body of knowledge; a collection of unified insights about nature, the evidence for which is an array of facts. Term: Theory Definition: A theory is a general set of principles, supported by evidence, that explains some aspect of nature. Term: Characteristics of Living Things Definition: 1.Assimilate energy. 2. Respond to their environment. 3. Maintain a relatively constant internal environment. 4. Reproduce. 5. Possess an inherited information base, encoded in DNA, that allows them to function. 6. Are composed of one or more cells. 7. Are evolved from other living things. 8. Are highly organized compared to inanimate objects. Term: Evolution Definition: Biology's chief unifying principle is evolution, which can be defined as the gradual modification of populations of living things over time
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Term: Scientific Method
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