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one of the seven characteristics of living things that means organisms are able to actively maintain a stable internal environment
living things are composed of cells
Example:the smallest living organisms are made up of a single cell
living things display heredity
Example: some students look just like their parents; paleontologists compare genetic material from extinct animals to animals living today
living things grow and develop
Example:a baby elephant gains weight ; human babies walk at around 10 months
living things reproduce
Example:fish lay millions of eggs; a human stays pregnant for nine months; a women had 15 children
living things respond to stimulus
Example: the dog ran to the kitchen when ever he heard the can opened; when the deer smelled the hunter he ran away
the method all scientists use to carry out their research or use to answer their questions
order of the scientific method
1. make an observation 2. form hypothesis 3. set up experiment 4. record and analyze 5. draw conclusion 6. publish results
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