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Title: Characteristics of Living Things


1
Characteristics of Living Things
  • Biology

2
Objectives
  • Be able to determine whether something is a
    living thing or a non-living
    thing.
  • Learn and understand the 8 main characteristics
    of living things.

3
First Characteristic of Living Things
  • The first characteristic of living things is that
    they are all composed of cells.
  • Cells are the small pieces that make up all
    living things.

4
Characteristics of Living Things
  • Based on genetic code (DNA)

DNA?RNA?PROTEIN?CELL PARTS
5
Characteristic of Living Things
  • All living things use energy.

Plants however use the sunlight to obtain their
energy.
Animals and humans eat food to obtain their
energy.
6
Characteristic of Living Things
  • Homeostasis.
  • This is maintaining the inside of their bodies.
  • Eating the right foods and staying clean are
    parts of this maintaining process.

7
Characteristic of Living Things
  • All living things grow and develop.

8
Characteristic of Living Things
  • Reproduction.
  • All living things need to reproduce to survive.

9
Characteristics of Living Things
  • Populations can change over time.

10
Characteristics of Living Things
  • Response to environment

11
Living or Non-living and Why?
Living
Non-Living
Living
Non-Living
Living
Non-Living
12
Characteristics of Living Things
  • Cells
  • Based on Genetic Code (DNA)
  • Energy
  • Homeostasis
  • Growth
  • Reproduction
  • Populations change over time
  • Respond to environment

13
Homework
  • Go home and find 5 pictures of living things and
    5 pictures of non-living things.
  • Either out of a magazine, real photos or you can
    even draw them.
  • Bring them to class and be prepared to share with
    the class whether they are living things or
    non-living things and why.
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