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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