characteristics of life

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Introduction to Characteristics of Life; heavily inspired by Kim Foglia

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What characteristics do living creatures have in common? 2011-12 Biology!!!!

Living things are ORGANIZED:

carbohydrates proteins Living things are ORGANIZED All made of the same collection of chemicals, but we are organized as… molecules proteins, fats, carbohydrates, nucleic acids DNA

Living things are ORGANIZED:

Living things are ORGANIZED All made of the same collection of chemicals, but we are organized as… organelles & cells plant cells & animal cells animal cell plant cell

Living things are ORGANIZED:

Living things are ORGANIZED All made of the same collection of chemicals, but we are organized as… organs & organ systems respiratory, circulatory, digestive, etc.

Living things RESPOND:

Living things RESPOND Respond to internal changes Homeostasis maintaining balanced conditions inside the body Respond to external changes

Living things use ENERGY:

Living things use ENERGY Metabolism all the reactions your body performs to make & use energy eating & digestion & elimination of waste synthesis = building cellular respiration = making energy mitochondria

Living creatures GROW & DEVELOP:

Living creatures GROW & DEVELOP Change over an individual’s life time get bigger mature so they can reproduce

Living things REPRODUCE:

Living things REPRODUCE Make the next generation

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2007-2008 Be sure to… Complete Reflection Assignment!! Don’t Be a “Dodo”