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What is Biology?
Transcript of What is Biology?
Life Science is the study of things.
is another term for life science.
The Greek term " " means .
The Greek term " " means "the study of" or "reason".
Biologists study all kinds of living things.
A general term for a living thing is an .
An organism may be an animal, plant, ,
CHARACTERISTICS OF LIVING THINGS
What is Biology?
The Study of Life
Biology means " ".
the study of life
Biologists can work
or in a
While organisms are all , there are several characteristics they share in common.
Living things are based
on a universal code.
The molecule, , stores the complex information organisms need to live, grow, and reproduce.
Information found in DNA is passed on from
Every organism has a
particular pattern of growth and development.
to their environment.
Organisms detect and respond to
from their environment. A
stimulus is a signal to which an
organism responds to.
Living things are made up of
Organisms are composed of one or more cells, which are the
considered to be alive.
Living things obtain and use
material and .
To grow, develop, and reproduce, all organisms must take in materials and energy.
Living things go through a process called...
...which is the combination of
reactions through which an organism builds up or
"Groups of organisms
The of any group of organisms can change over time.
The gradual process of change that occurs in groups of organisms is called:
Living things maintain a
All organisms need to keep
their internal environment
stable, especially when external
environments can change. This is called
Living things .
All organisms produce
Modern scientists use an expanded
system, called the International System of Units, or
abbreviated as .
SI Units are used to measure length, volume, mass,
, temperature, and time.
Using SI as the standard system of measurement allows scientists to data and communicate with each other about .
A metric system is a system of measurement based on the multiples of 10!
Most scientists use the metric system
when collecting and
– is when cells from two unite to form the first cell of a new organism.
– is when a organism produces offspring identical to itself.