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Title: Sponge


1
Sponge
  • What is life? What makes something living? Write
    3 or 4 sentences to explain.

2
I. Characteristics of Living Things
  • A. Move

B. Grow
C. Reproduce
D. Respond to Stimulus
3
  • e. Perform chemical activities (metabolism)

f. Contain DNA and are made of one or more cells
4
Vocabulary
  1. stimulus- anything that effects the activity of
    an organism, organ or tissue.
  2. Response- a reaction to a stimulus
  3. Metabolism- how an organism uses fuel the
    chemical activities that go on in an organism.
  4. Asexual reproduction- a single parent produces
    offspring that are genetically identical to the
    parent.

5
  • Sexual reproduction- two parents are required to
    produce offspring that will share characteristics
    of both parents.
  • homeostasis- the maintenance of a stable internal
    environment.
  • 7. Ingestion- eating
  • 8. Digestion- breaking down of food from complex
    to simple substances that the body can use.
  • 9. Excretion- an organisms release of waste
    materials.
  • 10. Respiration- taking in oxygen and other gases
    and using them to produce energy.

6
Sponge
  • List the characteristics of living things.
  • Give an example of each characteristic.

7
Sponge
  • Classify the following as dead, living, or
    non-living and give an explanation why
  • Firewood
  • Tooth (in mouth and out of mouth)
  • Paper
  • Nut

8
Vocabulary
  • Abiotic- non living things in the environment
    such as air, water, coal, geological structures,
    temperature, topography, etc.
  • Biotic- living things in the environment such as
    plants, animals and microorganisms.
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