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Title: Characteristics of Organisms


1
Characteristics of Organisms
  • Biology
  • Textbook Reference
  • Pages 6 - 9

2
Cellular Organization
  • All living things are made of one or more cells

3
Reproduction
  • All living things can reproduce
  • Because no organism can live forever,
    reproduction is essential to the survival of a
    species!

4
Metabolism
  • All organisms carry out many chemical reactions
    in order to obtain and utilize energy for all
    life processes
  • Metabolism the sum of all chemical rxns

5
Homeostasis
  • All organisms must maintain a stable internal
    environment in order to function properly

6
Heredity
  • All living things are able to pass on their
    traits to their offspring (via genes)

7
Responsiveness
  • All living things respond to stimuli meaning,
    they react to change around them

8
Growth and Development
  • All living things undergo growth and development

9
Can you make up an acronym to remember the 7
characteristics of living things?
  • C
  • R
  • M
  • H
  • He
  • R
  • G
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