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This underwater community includes many kinds of seaweeds, fishes, corals, sea anemones, shrimps, and other living organisms that make their home in or on the reef. Communities may be large or small, depending on the area defined. The next level of organization is the ecosystem, or a community interacting with its physical and chemical environment. The biosphere—the most inclusive level —encompasses all regions of Earth’s crust, waters, and atmosphere in which organisms live. Bear in mind, life is more than the sum of its parts.

That is why they often design experiments to yield quantitative results, which are counts or some other data that can be measured or gathered objectively. Such results give other scientists an opportunity to repeat the experiments and check the conclusions drawn from them. This last point gets us back to the value of thinking critically. Scientists expect one another to put aside bias and test hypotheses in ways that may prove them wrong. If some individual will not do so, others will— because science is a competitive community.

A cell is the smallest unit of life that can survive and reproduce on its own, given information in DNA, energy inputs, raw materials, and suitable environmental conditions. An organism is an individual that consists of one or more cells. In larger multicelled organisms, trillions of tissue Organized array of cells and substances that are interacting in some task. Bone tissue consists of secretions (brown) from cells such as this (white). organ organ system Structural unit of two or more tissues that interact in one or more tasks.

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