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Life

Characteristics of Life

TermDefinition
Energy most of this comes from the sun
Homeostasis Example dogs pant to cool themselves in warm weather
Cell basic unit of structure and function
reproduction making more of your own kind; essential for the continuation of a species
growth and development process by which an organism transforms from inception to death
response reaction to a stimulus
adaptation The adjustment or changes in behavior, physiology, and structure of an organism to become more suited to an environment.
organization cells, tissues, organs, organ systems...shows how an organism is formed
homeostasis maintaining internal conditions despite external conditions
autotroph organism that makes its own food
natural selection organisms with favorable traits are more likely to survive and reproduce
asexual reproduction requires 1 parent to produce identical offspring
sexual reproduction requires 2 parents to produce genetically different offspring
heterotroph organism that must take in food to acquire the energy it needs
response example a plant's leaves turn toward the sun
heterotroph examples humans, animals
autotroph example plants
growth and development example infant, toddler, child, pre-teen, teenager, adult, senior
adaptation example a polar bear has white fur that allows it to blend in with it's snow/ice covered surroundings
Created by: SWMustangTeacher