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Characteristics Common to all forms of life Characteristics Common to all forms of life 1 2.3. 4 5. 6. 7.

1st Characteristic of Life

Cell & Organization

* Example each cell can only perform the job associated with its specific function such as heart cells, brain cells etc.

2nd Characteristic of Life

Energy use and metabolism

To maintain their internal order, energy is needed by organisms. Energy is utilized in chemical reactions.

3rd Characteristic of Life

Response to environmental changes
responds to stimuli

4th Characteristic of Life

Regulation and homeostasis

ex. internal regulation of our body to maintain a stable environment

5th Characteristic of Life

Growth and development

all living things get larger and more complex throughout the organism's life

6th Characteristic of Life


7th Characteristic of Life

Biological evolution

the change over time of living organisms

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