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Unit 1
Name _____________________________
Date ___________________
Word List
Biology
Consumer
Control
Decomposer
Dependent Variable
Hypothesis
Independent Variable
Life Science
Parasite
Producer
Qualitative
Quantitative
Scavenger
Scientific Method
Temperature
Theory
Volume
asexual reproduction
dna
heredity
homeostasis
mass
metabolism
meter
response
sexual reproduction
stimulus
Matching
Match each definition with a word.
1. The science that studies living things.
Biology
3. A consumer is any organism that must eat
another organism to maintain their life
processes.
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5. The amount of space that an object
occupies.
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2. a. an idea not proven but assumed to be
true for purposes of further study or
investigation
b. An educated guess based on information
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4. An organism that gets it's food by breaking
down dead plant and animal matter into
simpler substances. For example, fungi and
some bacteria are decomposers.
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6. a series of steps that scientists use to
answer questions solve problems.
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7. something in the environment (such as light 8. In science, an explanation of natural
or heat) that causes a living thing to react.
phenomena, supported by reliable body of
data.
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9. The branch of science that is the study of
living things.
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10. Reproduction involving 2 parents mixing
of genetic material from the union of
sperm and egg.
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11. measure of how much matter an object
has.
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13. The variable that is affected by change in
an experiment.
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15. an organism that lives on or in a host and
causes harm to the host
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12. When all the systems are working
correctly and your body is in balance.
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14. The measure of warmth or coldness in
degrees celcius.
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16. a. Is not easily measurable as the data is
not numerical.
b. to describe the properties of something
without using numbers (color, shape,
smell, taste, texture, opinion)
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17. an experiment run without a variable in
18. passing traits from parents to offspring
order to show that any data from the
experimental setup was due to the variable
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being tested.
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19. a. all of the chemical reactions that occur 20. a. amount such as age, weight, or percent
within an organism.
b. A measurable quantity described in
b. The process by which a living organism
numbers. (Weight of an object in Kg)
takes energy from its surroundings and
uses it to sustain itself, develop, and grow.
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21. basic unit of length in the metric system
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23. a living thing that makes food by using
the sun's energy.
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25. a new organism is produced by another
organism during the cell process of
mitosis
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27. a. The factor that is changed in an
experiment in order to study changes in
the dependent variable.
b. horizontal or x-scale on a graph
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22. Abbreviation for deoxyribonucleic acidthe molecules carrying the body's genetic
information. DNA is double stranded in
the shape of a double helix.
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24. This is what your body does in reaction to
a stimulus.
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26. Animals that eat dead or rotting animal
flesh. Vultures and Komodo dragons are
such animals.
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