Unit 1 - Intro to Biology

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Unit 1 - Intro to Biology
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2014-08-24 22:15:50
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  1. A process scientists use, with defined steps, that is used to find answers to the questions about the world around us.
    scientific method
  2. type of data that can be collected through measurements, resulting in numbers
    quantitative data
  3. ways to collect data when watching an experiment
    observation
  4. type of data that can be collected using the 5 senses
    qualitative data
  5. information that is gathered during an experiment; can be numbers or a description
    data
  6. the scientific study of life
    biology
  7. an educated guess or prediction about the outcome of the experiment
    hypothesis
  8. a piece of lab equipment that is used to see things that are not normally visible with the naked eye
    microscope
  9. a procedure done in a controlled environment for the purpose of gathering observations, data, or facts, or testing hypotheses or theories
    experiment
  10. A well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment.
    theory
  11. the variable that a scientist manipulates (changes) on purpose during the experiment
    independent variable
  12. the variable that is kept the same during an experiment
    constant/controlled variable
  13. the variable that responds to a change by the scientist; it is the variable that is measured as an outcome
    dependent variable

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