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Title: Characteristics of Living Things


1
Characteristics of Living Things
  • What is Life?

2
What is Life?
  • Life cannot be defined, it can only be described
  • We describe it by the characteristics that all
    living things posses.

3
Living things are Organized
  • All living things are composed of cells.
  • The activity of cells is directed by DNA.
  • Hierarchy of the body- Cells- Tissue-
    Organs- Organ Systems- Organisms

4
Living things are Organized
  • All living things are composed of cells.
  • The activity of cells is directed by DNA.
  • Hierarchy of the body- Cells- Tissue-
    Organs- Organ Systems- Organisms

5
All Living things Make Other Living Things
  • All life comes from existing life

6
Living Things Change Throughout Their Lives
(Growth)
  • An increase in the number of cells

7
Living Things Change Throughout Their Lives
(Development)
  • A change in shape or form

8
Living Things Adjust to Their Surroundings
  • Living things react to changes in their
    environment.

9
Living Things Adjust to Their Surroundings
  • Homeostasis- Living things attempt to keep their
    internal environment stable and suitable for
    living

10
Living Things Adapt and Evolve
  • Species change over time in response to changes
    in their surroundings or environment.
  • Adaptations are traits that allow a species to
    live within its environment.
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