What is Biology?

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Biology

study of life or living things

Organism

living thing

Cells

smallest unit of life

Unicellular

one-celled

Microorganism

organisms that cannot be seen without a microscope

Multicellular

living things made up of more than one cell

Protoplasm

living substance inside of cell. Jelly-like.

Energy

ability to do work, powers life processes

Homeostasis

regulation of an organism's internal environment to maintain conditions suitable for life. BALANCE

Growth

increase in size

Development

changes in shape/form

Life span

period of time an organism lives

Reproduction

process of producing offspring

Species

types of living things

Asexual reproduction

requires one parent, exact copy of parent using fission.

Sexual reproduction

requires two parents, cells from two cells join to create a nonidentical offspring

Environment

place where organism lives and includes everything around it that affects its life

Adapt

to change to fit the new conditions

Adaptions

modifications to make organism better able to function.

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