7 Properties of Life

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cellular organization

all living things are composed of cells, some have unicellular organisms, some have multicellular

homeostasis

occurs when living things maintain a stable internal environment even though there are changes in the external environment

metabolism

sum of total chemical reactions to provide organism with energy, starts with the sum

responsiveness

to maintain homeostasis living things must respond to their external environment: sweating, shivering

reproduction

continuation of life, not necessary for survival of the organism, but if life on earth is to continue, it is necessary

heredity

ability of an organism to pass on info about itself to its offspring concerning chemical/physical makeup

growth

all living organisms grow, some slowly, some quickly

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