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Title: Characteristics of Living Things


1
Characteristics of Living Things
  • Organism any living thing
  • Animal, Plant, Fungus,
  • Bacteria or Protist

2
  • Organization
  • All organisms are made of one or more cells
  • Cells are the basic unit of structure and
    function
  • To survive, need everything to work together.
  • Levels of organization
  • Cells
  • Tissues
  • Organs
  • Systems
  • Organism
  • Population
  • Community
  • Biome

3
  • Reproduction
  • All organisms have a method of making more of
    their own kind.
  • Some organisms need a partner some can reproduce
    by themselves.
  • Reproduction is necessary for the continuation of
    the species.

4
  • Growth
  • All organisms increase in size and/or weight.
  • Some living things have a period of growth, some
    grow for their entire life.

5
  • Development
  • Development means to mature or to become more
    complex.
  • Metamorphosis and puberty are examples of
    development.

6
  • Homeostasis
  • Organisms attempt to maintain a steady internal
    operating condition.
  • Temperature, water content, salt concentration,
    pH, pressure and chemical balance are all
    conditions monitored to maintain homeostasis.

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  • Adaptation
  • Populations of living things change over time to
    survive in their environment.
  • The best organisms are the ones that survive to
    reproduce.
  • Natural Selection
  • Survival of the fittest

9
  • Respond to Stimuli
  • Events or conditions in the environment cause
    living things to react.
  • The events and changes in the environment are
    called Stimuli.
  • The reactions and adjustments are called
    responses.

10
  • Energy
  • All forms of life require energy to remain alive.
  • Stored energy is constantly used-up and must be
    replaced.
  • Autotrophs can make their own food through
    photosynthesis.
  • Heterotrophs must hunt and gather energy in the
    form of food.

11
  • Other important info!
  • Living things are either unicellular (one cell)
    or multicellular (more than one cell)
  • Living things can either make their own
    food/energy (autotroph) or need other sources to
    obtain food/energy (heterotroph.)
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