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Life Processes

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9 characteristics of Living things
respond to environment, reproduce, use energy, grow in size and cells, are made up of 1 or more cells, highly organized, evolve, have limited-shape, have a life span.
Metabolism
All chemical reactions in an organism needed to maintain life
Synthesis
a chemical reaction in which two or more simple substances combine to form a new, more complex substance
Responding to Stimuli allows an organism to
adjust to its environment
All organisms use and release
energy
Homeostasis
The regulation of an organisms internal environment to maintain conditions suitable for its survival.
growth
results in an increase in the amount of living materials and the formation of new structures