Key Terms for Chapter 1

Now that we’re about done with our first topics of scientific inquiry and properties of life, here’s a list of the terms that are important to know from chapter 1 of our textbooks and class discussion. If you think something’s missing in this list, let us know via the comments section of this post.

Inductive Reasoning
Deductive Reasoning
Scientific Process
Dependent and Independent Variables
Control / Control Experiment
Independently VerifiableProperties of Life (e.g. homeostasis, heredity, etc.)
Biological Themes (e.g. cooperation, energy flow, etc.)
Hierarchical Organization
Form-Function Relationship


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