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Life Science 7

Characteristics of Life

What are the 7 characteristics of life? Movement, Growth, Metabolism, Response to Stimulus, Adaptation, Reproduction, Presence of one or more cells.
What is internal movement? Movement within the body. Ex. Heartbeating
What is External movement? Movement from place to place. Ex. Walking
What is Metabolism? The sum total of all chemical reactions in an organism that use or release energy.
Define Stimulus. A change in the environment.
What is Asexual Reproduction? The creation of new organism from one parent.
What is Sexual Reproduction? The creation of a new organism from two parents (or sex cells).
How many cells are all organisms made up of? 1 or more.
What is an alarm clock going off an example of? A Stimulus
What is adaptation? The ability to survive in an environment.
What is an increase in size? Growth
What are some adaptations of a polar bear? Thick layer of fur; Long sharp claws to walk on ice and to pull heavy seals out of the water; sharp teeth to kill prey.
Why is a hurricane not considered a living thing? It lacks a presence of 1 or more cells.
Created by: miagi78