Characteristics of Living Things• Biologists have formulated a list of characteristics by which we can recognize living things
Living Things• What are some examples of living things?-Animals Plants●What about these things?Rocks, bicycles, books
All living things share some basic properties.Cellular OrganizationReproductionMetabolism (Obtain and Use Energy)HomeostasisHeredityResponsivenessGrowth and DevelopmentAdapt Through Evolution
Cells are basic structural units of life. Smallest unit capable of all life functions.Cells are the building blocks of all organisms = living things. Two types of cells are:Unicellular Organisms Multicellular Organisms The organism is made up of Entire organism is made many cells up of one single cell Cells have specialized Bacteria and protists functions within the organism
Reproduction is the process of producing new organismsof the same type. Two types of reproductionAsexual Reproduction Sexual Reproduction Two different parentA single parent organisms contribute geneticorganism reproducing by informationitself Involves the combination of male and female sex cells
Development involves a change in thephysical form or physiological make-up ofan organism- An example would be how a frog is conceived and born.- A frog begins as a single cell in a fertilized egg and then grows into a tadpole and eventually into a fully grown frog.