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Exploring Science

Study set for science test: Exploring Science

TermDefinition
Asexual Reproduction Single parent produces an offspring that are identical to their parent.
Sexual Reproduction Two parents produce an offspring that will share characteristics of both parents.
Reproduction The process in which new organisms are produced.
Producer An organism that uses an outside energy source, such as the Sun, and makes its own food.
Consumer An organism that cannot make its own food and gets energy by eating other organisms.
Decomposer An organism that cannot make its own food and gets energy by eating dead organisms.
Stimulus Anything that causes reaction or change in an organism or any part of an organism.
Internal Stimulus Changes inside an organism.
External Stimulus Changes outside an organism.
Homeostasis An organism's ability to maintain steady internal conditions when their outside conditions are changing.
Metabolism Stuff found in food that provides energy for organisms' cells so they can carry out actions needed in order to survive.
Cell The smallest unit of life, which can perform all life processes
Unicellular A living thing that is made up of one cell.
Multicellular A living thing that is made up of two cells.
Organism A living thing that has all characteristics of life.
Development A change in the form of an organism that happens as it grows. (example you may get something that you didn't have when you were born such as a mustache or hair under your arms)
Photosynthesis A series of chemical reactions that convert light energy, water, and carbon dioxide into food and then give off oxygen. This action is usually performed by plants.
Six Characteristics of Life (no specific order) Growth and development, organization, homeostasis, response to stimuli, reproduction, and use energy.
Four Necessities of Life Water, air, a place to live, and food.
Importance of Necessities of Life Without them, you couldn't live.
Created by: schooldawg