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Made of Cells, reproduce, based on a universal genetic code, grow & develop, obtain & use materials& use energy, respond to their environment, maintain a stable internal environment, as a group change over time
8 characteristics of ALL LIVING THINGS
this type of reproduction combines genetic material from 2 parents (seen in animals & plants) sperm+egg=baby
this type of reproduction makes a new organism using the genetic material from only 1 parent (seen in bacteria, plants, & some animals)
these types of organisms grow bigger by increasing cell size AND increasing cell number; they don't just contain MANY cells, but many different kinds of cells w/ different functions
the combination of all the chemical reactions through which an organism builds up or breaks down materials as it carries out its life processes
a cell works to keep conditions inside the cell constant is ____________; involves internal feedback mechanisms (shiver to warm up/ sweat to cool down)
as a group change over time = ____________; allows for survival of species in a changing world
the internal process of __________ enables living things to survive to changing conditions
the combination of chemical reactions that make up an organism's ___________ help to organize raw materials into living matter
Structure & Function
big idea; each major group of organisms has evolved structures that make particular functions possible
Unity & Diversity of Life
big idea; all living things are fundamentally similar at the molecular level
Interdependence in Nature
big idea; all forms of life on Earth are connected into a biosphere--a living planet
Science as a way of knowing
big idea; job of science is to use observations, questions, & experiments to explain the natural world
the system of measurement that most scientists use when collecting data & doing experiments
a substance formed by the chemical combination of 2 or more elements in definite proportions
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