- 1.1: the application of scientific research to societys needs and problems
- 1.2: any structure, behavior, or internal process that enables an organi...
- 1.3: anything that possesses all the characteristics of life
- 1.4: a group of organisms that can interbreed and produce fertile offspr...
- 1.5: an explanation for a question or problem that can be tested
- 1.6: Which of the following is not an appropriate question for science t...
- 1.7: Similar-looking organisms, such as the dogs shown below, that can i...
- 1.8: If data from repeated experiments do not support the hypothesis, wh...
- 1.9: The single factor that is altered in an experiment is the ________....
- 1.10: Open Ended Describe how the human body shows the life characteristi...
- 1.11: Open Ended Scientists use quantitative data to derive mathematical ...
- 1.12: Describe Explain the relationships among an organisms environment, ...
- 1.13: Interpret An experiment involves heating chemicals in a test tube o...
- 1.14: Recently members of Congress have debated the issue of human clonin...
- 1.15: Which of the following best represents the hypothesis tested? A. Bl...
- 1.16: When did the experiment end? A. day 3 C. day 7 B. day 6 D. day 10
- 1.17: Which of the following was the independent variable? A. kind of see...
- 1.18: Which of the following was the dependent variable? A. kind of seeds...
- 1.19: In scientific investigations it is important to collect data and ma...
- 1.20: Which of the following statements is true of a theory? A. A theory ...
- 1.21: Open Ended Why does a panel of doctors, lawyers, clergy, and others...
- 1.22: Open Ended Consider the following items: a flame, bubbles blown fro...
Solutions for Chapter 1: Biology: The Study of Life
Full solutions for Biology: The Dynamics of Life | 1st Edition
A large body of air that is characterized by a sameness of temperature and humidity.
A compositional group of igneous rocks indicating that the rock contains substantial dark silicate minerals and calciumrich plagioclase feldspar.
The totality of life on Earth; the parts of the solid Earth, hydrosphere, and atmosphere in which living organisms can be found.
A cloud of glowing gas excited by ultraviolet radiation from hot stars.
The mean temperature for a day that is determined by averaging the 24 hourly readings or, more commonly, by averaging the maximum and minimum temperatures for a day.
The location on Earth’s surface that lies directly above the focus of an earthquake.
The study of minerals.
Mohorovicˆi´c; discontinuity (Moho)
The boundary separating the crust from the mantle, discernible by an increase in seismic velocity.
One in which both matter and energy flow into and out of the system. Most natural systems are of this type.
The stormy frontal zone separating air masses of polar origin from air masses of tropical origin.
Two or more radio telescopes that combine their signals to achieve the resolving power of a larger telescope.
A telescope designed to make observations in radio wavelengths.
The spontaneous emission of certain unstable atomic nuclei.
A mechanism that may contribute to plate motion. It involves the oceanic lithosphere sliding down the oceanic ridge under the pull of gravity.
A region of Earth’s crust along which divergence is taking place.
Wind-generated waves that have moved into an area of weaker winds or calm.
A ridge of sand that connects an island to the mainland or to another island.
An isolated, steep-sided, erosional remnant consisting of lava that once occupied the vent of a volcano.
The state of the atmosphere at any given time.