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Biology notes vocab 1.) Zoology – the study of animals 2.) Botany – the study of plants 3.) Microbiology – the study of the “small” (microscopic) 4.) Genetics – the study of heredity 5.) Cytology – the study of cells 6.) Ecology – the study of organisms in the environment Signs of life 1.) Organization- composed of cells 2.) Uses Energy – eat + waste 3.) Maintains homeostasis - 4.) Reproduces - (Grows and Develops) and repairs, reproductive maturity 5.) Evolves (species exhibit adaptations) – adaptation over time Scientific Method: 1.) Logical 2.) Measurable (can quantify) 3.) Solves a problem 4.) Has distinct steps in its progression Steps in Scientific Inquiry (Know these in order) 1.) Define the problem - this is based on many observations and the formation of a question to be answered. Get educated about what has been done before you. 2.) Form a hypothesis that can lead to a prediction of results. Hypotheses are written in an “If ______, then _____ format. 3.) An experiment is designed to test the hypothesis. (more on this) 4.) Data is collected. 5.) Analysis by many scientists is done. Only after several tests and peer review are any real conclusions drawn. If a hypothesis is tested multiple times and it is the consensus of the scientific community that the results are valid, it may become a Theory.
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