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Scientific method, properties of life, diffusion vs. osmosis

1. Use the steps of the scientific method to solve a problem. Answers should be formatted as follows:

State the Problem:
1. observation
2. hypothesis
3. experiment
4. conclusion

2. Briefly describe 2 properties of water.

3. List the four principal types of biological molecules, and give an example of each.

4. List four characteristics of living things and give an example to illustrate each.

5. Compare and contrast the terms diffusion and osmosis.

6. What three components do all cells possess?

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Please answer the questions below.

1. Use the steps of the scientific method to solve a problem. Answers should be formatted as follows:

State the Problem

1. observation

2. hypothesis

3. experiment

4. conclusion

For this question, you need to come up with a problem and then use the steps to solve it. I will give you an example here but you can use any problem you like. I am just using the example below to illustrate the steps of the scientific method.

Example:

Problem: Do tomato plants grow taller with fertilizer?
Observation: Fertilizer is used by many farmers to grow bigger plants, Does fertilizer really help tomato plants grow taller?
Hypothesis: The fertilized tomato plants will grow taller than the unfertilized plants.
Experiment: Set up three unfertilized tomato plants and three fertilized plants. They must be the same size and they have to be kept under the same conditions. The only difference must be that there is fertilizer added to three of the plants. The other three plants serve as a control. ...

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