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Top 30- Frequent Words on the Living Environment Regents Exam
Word Box- Use the words below to match the vocabulary word with its definition
Ecosystem
photosynthesis
Human impact
gene expression
Genetic Engineering
Homeostasis
Data analysis
food web
Natural selection
mutation
asexual reproduction
biodiversity
Enzyme
adaptation
evolution
energy pyramid
Graph
scientific method
decomposer
clone
genetic variation
mitosis
placenta
Ecological succession
Selective breeding
carrying capacity
hypothesis
DNA
Diffusion
ATP
1. _____________________________________A
biological
community
of
interacting organisms and their physical environment.
2. _____________________________________A complex molecule containing
the genetic information that makes up the chromosomes.
3. _____________________________________Plants use the sun's energy to
convert water and carbon dioxide into sugars
4. _____________________________________The effect of humans on an
ecosystem
5. _____________________________________process by which a gene produces
its product and the product carries out its function
6. _____________________________________The direct manipulation of genes
for practical purposes.
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7. _____________________________________A tendency to maintain a balanced
or constant internal state; the regulation of any aspect of body chemistry, such
as blood glucose, around a particular level
8. _____________________________________A process of describing data using
graphs and numerical summaries.
9. _____________________________________a system of interlocking and
interdependent food chains.
10._____________________________________A process in which individuals that
have certain inherited traits tend to survive and reproduce at higher rates than
other individuals because of those traits.
11._____________________________________a random error in gene replication
that leads to a change. (Can lead to evolution)
12._____________________________________Process by which a single parent
reproduces by itself
13.____________________________________the variety of life in the world or in
a particular habitat or ecosystem.
14.____________________________________protein that acts as a biological
catalyst
15.____________________________________energy
16.____________________________________A trait that helps an organism
survive and reproduce
17.____________________________________The gradual change in a species
over time
18.____________________________________diagram that compares energy
used by producers, primary consumers, and other trophic levels
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19.____________________________________Must put an appropriate axis . Then
circle each plot and connect the dots
20.____________________________________A series of steps followed to solve
problems including collecting data, formulating a hypothesis, testing the
hypothesis, and stating conclusions.
21.____________________________________An organism that breaks down
wastes and dead organisms
22.____________________________________An organism that is genetically
identical to the organism from which it was produced
23.____________________________________Movement of molecules from an
area of higher concentration to an area of lower concentration.
24.___________________________________gradual change in living communities
that follows a disturbance
25.___________________________________Differences among individuals in the
composition of their genes or other DNA segments
26.___________________________________A series of changes within a cell
nucleus by which two genetically identical daughter nuclei are produced.
27.___________________________________A structure that allows an embryo to
be nourished with the mother's blood supply
28.___________________________________The process of selecting a few
organisms with desired traits to serve as parents of the next generation
29.___________________________________largest number of individuals of a
population that an environment can support
30.___________________________________An educated guess
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Top 30 Words on the Living Environment Regents Exam
(Frequency of keywords- All LE Regents Exams)
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Keyword
Ecosystem
DNA
Photosynthesis
Human Impact
Gene expression
Genetic Engineering
Homeostasis
Data Analysis
Food web
Natural Selection
Mutation
Asexual Reproduction
Biodiversity
Enzyme
ATP
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48
43
42
39
39
34
33
30
30
27
25
24
24
21
16
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27
28
29
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Keyword
Adaptation
Evolution
Energy Pyramid
Graph
Scientific Method
Decomposer
Clone
Diffusion
Ecological Succession
Genetic Variation
Mitosis
Placenta
Selective Breeding
Carrying Capacity
Hypothesis
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20
19
19
19
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