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Homework Help: Biology

Posted by Gary on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 11:18am.

Do I have these right? Each of these have one or two words that make them confusing and tricky.



Hypothesis a tentative, testable explanation of an observed phenomenon.
Observation a piece of the natural world is observed to work in a certain way (witnessed)
Prediction Thought to be going to occur in the future before it happens.

Review the following statements and identify each statement as an observation, hypothesis, or prediction.

Male Red-winged Blackbirds display red wing patches to signal superiority to other males.
Hypothesis

Bees make honey.
Observation

Male Red-winged Blackbirds compete for territories.
Observation

Bees eat honey when no other food (nectar) is available.
Prediction

A wound is infected.
Observation

Infection is caused by bacteria.
Hypothesis

A male Red-winged Blackbird displays his red wing patches whenever other males enter its territory.
Hypothesis

Honey is the food store for the bee hive.
Observation

Keeping a wound clean of bacteria prevents infection.
Prediction

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