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Life Functions

Characteristics of Life

QuestionAnswer
nutrition Obtaining nutrients from the environment and breaking them down.
transport Moving materials throughout an organism.
respiration Breaking down nutrients into smaller units and releasing stored energy in chemical bonds
synthesis combining simple substances into more complex substances (building)
growth/repair increase cell size or number
excretion removing waste products
regulation/coordination responding to the environmental stimuli and controlling the environment
reproduction passing genes to the next generation (offspring)
cells all living things are composed of cells
metabolism the combination of all chemical reactions that occur in cells
homeostasis maintaining a stable internal environment in a chaotic world
Created by: Mr.McKeehan