Bio Module 1

  1. Inductive Reasoning
    Arriving at a conclusion based on one's observations.
  2. Deductive Reasoning
    Logical process of using a general premise to draw a conclusion about a specific case.
  3. Prokaryote
    A member of one of the two single-celled lineages (bacteria and archaea) that do not have a nucleus.
  4. Eukaryote
    Organism that consists of one or more cells that characteristically have a nucleus.
  5. Homeostasis
    Set of processes by which an organism keeps its internal conditions within tolerable ranges.
  6. Genus, Genera
    A group of species that share a unique set of traits; also the first part of a species name.
  7. Archaea
    Recently discovered and less well-known lineage of single-celled organisms without a nucleus. More closely related to eukaryotes than bacteria.
  8. Population
    A group of organisms of the same species that live in a specific location and breed with one another more often than they breed with members of other populations.
  9. Community
    All species in a particular region.
  10. Animal
    Multicelled consumer that develops through a series of stages and moves about during part or all of its life cycle.
  11. Model
    Analogous system used for testing hypotheses.
  12. Bacteria
    The most diverse and well-known lineage of single-celled organisms with no nucleus.
  13. Taxonomy
    Science of systematically naming and classifying species.
  14. Sampling Error
    Difference between results derived from testing an entire group of events or individuals, and results derived from testing a subset of the group.
  15. Emergent Properties
    A characteristic of a system that does not appear in any of the system's component parts.
  16. Ecosystem
    A community interacting with its environment through a one-way flow of energy and cycling of materials.
  17. Biosphere
    All regions of Earth's waters, crust, and air where organisms live.
  18. Scientific Theory
    Hypothesis that has not been disproved after many years of rigorous testing.
  19. Scientific Method
    Making, testing, and evaluating hypotheses.
  20. Biodiversity
    Scope of variety among living organisms; includes genetic variation within species, variety of species, and variety of ecosystems.
Card Set
Bio Module 1
First module biology cards