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GS Mod 9

Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Module 9

Criteria for being alive #1 All life forms contain deoxyribonucleic acid, which is called DNA.
Criteria for being alive #2 All life forms have a method by which they extract energy from the surroundings and convert it into energy that sustains them.
Criteria for being alive #3 All life forms can sense changes in their surroundings and respond to those changes
Criteria for being alive #4 All life forms reproduce
Atom The smallest chemical unit of matter
Molecule Two or more atoms linked together to make a substance with unique properties
DNA Molecule Shaped like a double helix
Backbone (related to DNA) The two long strands of atoms linked together in just the right way forming the double helix
Nucleotides The little units attached to each strand in teh DNA molecule
DNA Sequence Only adenine and thymine can link together, and only cytosine and guanine can link together
Precocial A term used to describe offspring that are born able to hear, see, move about, regulate body temperature, and eliminate waste without a parents help.
Altricial A term used to describe offspring that are born without at least one of the following abilities: hear, see, move about, regulate body temps or eliminate waste
cell the smallest unit of live in Creation
Organelle Structure inside the cell
Cytoplasm The jelly-like substance which fills the cell
Membrane An outer covering of the cell
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