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WHAT IS LIFE?

6 char, 4 needs, abiotic/biotic

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Food gives all organisms this: energy
If a hot stove is the stimulus, pulling your hand away would be the response
What is a plants main source of energy? Sun
This is an example of adaptation: coming to Macopin
When an organism produces offspring identical to itself this is referred as what: asexual reproduction
What is happening when an organism produces offspring with sex cells from two parents? sexual reproduction
What is the smallest unit that can perform all life processes? Cell
This is an example of a stimulus: touch, loud sounds, noises, scents
When living organisms pass traits from one generation to another? –heredity
Anything that an organism responds to is called a: stimulus
Define abiotic factors Non-living, chemical or physical factors in the environment
Define biotic factors Living (once lived still in natural state, will be living, or living) factors in the environment
All living things have one or more: Cells
Give three examples of abiotic factors sun, oxygen, water, wind
What are the 4 needs of all living things? Minerals (food), energy (shelter), oxygen, water
List the 6 characteristics of life? 1. Have one or more cells 2. Sense and respond to change 3. Reproduce 4. Grow and develop 5. Have DNA 6. Use energy
In order to be classified as living how many of the 6 characteristics do you need to have? ALL SIX
What is the science of classifying, describing, and naming living things? Taxonomy
Putting anything into orderly groups can be referred to as Classification
What are three reasons why scientists classify (group) living organisms? 1. To keep things easily organized 2. Helps put them into evolutionary groups 3. Helps avoid error in communication
What can scientists do with an organism that doesn't fit into any categories? 1. make a new group 2. Match it with its closest pair
What is your genetic blue print/ gives you your traits? DNA
Explain the rule of "3" in relationships to the 4 needs of life? 3 mins without oxygen 3 hours without shelter/energy 3 days without water 3 weeks with out food
Created by: mlugerner