Biology - The study of living things.
Movement - Respond to stimuli - Complexity (traits of living and nonliving).
*Cellular organization - All living things are organized and made of cells.
Cell Theory - All living things are made of cells.
Unicellular - 1 cell
Multicellular - many cells
*Metabolism - All of the chemical reactions in an individual.
*Homeostasis - Ability to maintain a constant internal environment.
*Reproduce - Living things can reproduce things like themselves.
Asexual - Individual splits in half - identical.
Sexual - 2 parents contribute genetic information and newborn in not identical.
*Heredity - Transmission of traits (characteristics) from parents to offspring.
Evolution - Decent with modification - All organisms have a common ancestor and each one is adapted to a particular way of life.
Natural Selection - The process by which the individuals most adapted to their environment are most likely to produce healthy offspring who in turn reproduce.
Taxonomy - The science of classifying living things into groups.
Monera - Bacteria (Ancient and Modern)
Fungi - Mold, fungus and mushrooms
Protista - One celled plants, animals, and fungi
Plantae - Multicellular plants
Animalia - Multicellular animals
Kingdom - Phylum - Class - Order - Family - Genus - Species (KFCOFGS) -
Binomial nomenclature - Two name system: Genus-species names
Scientific Method - study a question or problem in a logical and organized way.
*Observation - something you read or see or hear about (Your question)
*Hypothesis - Best guess to explain our observation
*Experimentation - Test our hypothesis
Experimental groups - Gets a treatment
Control group - No treatment - compare to experimental group
*Conclusion - Was the hypothesis supported
*Publish findings - Publish experiment in a scientific journal
*Theory - A fact that science has been unable to disprove!
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Monera = Bacteria (Ancient and Modern)
Fungi = Fungus and Mushrooms
Protista = One celled plants, fungi, and animals
Plantae = Multicellular Plants
Animalia = Multicellular Animals