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Life Processes Test

Life Processes vocabulary

Digestion The process by which complex foods are broken down into simpler substances.
Ingestion The process by which animals take in food.
Respiration The process by which living things take in oxygen and use it to help produce energy.
Excretion The process by which waste is removed from an animal.
Food getting When an animal searches for food.
Circulation When substances are carried around the body.
Response An action of an organism due to a change in its surroundings.
Stimulus An action that changes for an organism that warrants a response.
Element A substance that cannot be broken down into a simpler substance.
Carbohydrates Sugars and starches are examples of these.
Autotroph An organism that can make its own food. Example: tree
Heterotroph An organism that cannot make its own food. Example: human or mushroom
Growth The process of getting bigger and increasing the number of cells.
Development The process of becoming more complex.
Spontaneous Generation The belief that life appears all by itself
Louis Pasteur The scientist that used swan neck bottles to disprove spontaneous generation
Francesco Redi The scientist the used jars, cloth and flies to disprove spontaneous generation
Respiration Equation Oxygen + Glucose --> Carbon Dioxide + Water + Energy (ATP)
Photosynthesis Equation Carbon Dioxide + Water --> Oxygen and Glucose
Created by: jhulshoff