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BIO CHAPTER 1

Characteristics of all Living Things

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What features distinguish living organisms from non living matter? 1) Consist of one or more cells 2) Reproduction & growth 3) Maintaining homeostasis 4) require energy & raw materials 5)sense and respond to specific changes in their environment 6) populations of living things evolve
What are the five kingdoms and one example from each classification? Protists (single-celled eukaryotes), Fungi (fungus/molds), Plantae (plants), Animalia (animals), Monera (the prokaryotes)
What are the three domains and one example from each classification? 1) Bacteria (unicellular), Archaea (bacteria living in harsh habitats), Eukarya (single cell & multicellular)
What features of humans distinguish them from other animals? Opposable thumbs, bipedalism (walking on 2 feet), complex language (sophisticated communication)
What is the order of levels of biological organizations? Cell, Tissue Organ, Organ System, Organism, Population, Community, Ecosystem, Biosphere
What are the steps of scientific method? Observe, Develop hypothesis, Make prediction, Experiment/Observe, Analyze results, Report conclusion
What is the importance of the control group? Standard for comparison, used against experimental group.
Created by: dconti