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8 characteristics

Characteristic 1 Every living thing is made of 1 or more cells
Characteristic 2 Reproduction of fertile offspring
Characteristic 3 heredity
Characteristic 4 metabolism
Characteristic 5 homeostatsis
Characteristic 6 growth and development
Characteristic 7 response to stimuli
Characteristic 8 death
List the order from cells to organisms cells make up tissues, tissues make up organs, organs make up organ systems, organ systems make up organisms
What is heredity? passing of traits from parent to offspring
What is metabolism? sum of all chemical reactions in the organism
What is homeostasis? maintaining stable internal conditions
Give an example of homeostasis? *You could have many answers, but in class the main example was maintaining body temperature: shivering to keep warm/sweating to keep cool
What does it mean to grow? change in size
What does it mean to develop? change in shape
What is stimuli? change in surroundings
Created by: RMSScience7