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Unformatted text preview: o Hypothesis-based science begins with OBSERVATIONS Alternative Hypothesis o Hypothesis: testable explanation of an observation o GET REST FROM ONLINE Properties of Living Organisms o Order (Organization): molecules are specifically organized, ect. o Reproduction: If no reproduction then species cant carry on o Response to Environmental Stimuli o Evolutionary Adaptation: Population adapting to an environment, decreasing bad genes and increasing good genes o Metabolism o Homeostasis: maintaining equilibrium in everything: amount of water, blood pressure, and sugar levels ect. Hierarchy of Organization: o Atomic and Molecular levels, Cellular level, Tissue level, Organ level, System level and Organism level Homeostasis o Homeostatic mechanism- a balance between opposing actions, fulcrum in center o Can be disrupted by too much input on one side o Balance restored by moving fulcrum back to center...
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