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Living Environment

Unit 2

BIOLOGY the study of life
8 CHARACTERISTICS OF LIVING THINGS Reproduce, Made up of cells, Genetic code, Change over time, Respond to environment, Obtain and Use materials and Energy, Maintain stable internal environment (homeostasis), Grow and develop
Cells Smallest unit of life that grow, respond to surrounding and reproduce
Sexual Reproduction two cells from different parents unite producing first cell of new organism
Asexual Reproduction single parent, portion of organism splits off into new organism
Genetic Code offspring resemble parent by inheriting code from parents, DNA
Growth and Development Organisms all have a distinctive life cycle; during developmental stage cells become different(differentiate)
Materials and Energy Need materials to generate energy to survive
Metabolism all chemical processes an organism carries out
Respond to Environment environment is changing, organisms need to respond to survive
Homeostasis balanced internal state
Evolution over hundreds or thousands of years, organisms change due to environment
Created by: mbarkley



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