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organism
a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
cell
(biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms
unicellular
having or consisting of a single cell
multicellular
consisting of many cells
stimulus
a change in an organism's surroundings that causes the organism to react
response
a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent
Development
changes that take place during the life of an organism
Spontaneous Generation
a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter
Controlled Experiment
a test of the effect of a single variable by changing it while keeping all other variables the same
Autotroph
an organism that makes its own food
Heterotroph
an organism that cannot make its own food
Homeostasis
process by which organisms maintain a relatively stable internal environment
What characteristics do all living things share?
a cellular organization, contain similar chemicals, use energy, respond to their surrounding, grow and develop, and reproduce.
What do Living things need to survive?
food, water, Homeostasis, shelter