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Living Things• You can tell if an object is aliveor dead. You can also tell if an object has beenalive in the past, or if ...
What do such diverse organisms have incommon?
All these organism are living things?
Characteristics of Living ThingsAll living things share certain, commoncharacteristics.
Organisms• Organism – any livingthing• In order to be consideredan organism (living thing)it must:1. Be made up of cells2....
Living creatures are ORGANIZED• All made of the same collection ofchemicals, but we are organized as…• plant cells & anima...
Living Things Have Cells• All living things arecomposed of oneor more cells.• A cell is amembrane-covered structurethat co...
ALL LIVING THINGS ARE: Made of cellsThe ____is the________basic unit of lifeCell
ALL LIVING THINGS ARE: Made of cells________organisms are _____________made of only 1 cellUnicellularEx. bacteria
ALL LIVING THINGS ARE: Made of cells_________________ organisms _______ as _________but as adults are_____________________...
Living Things Sense & Respond to Change• A stimulus is anythingthat causes a reactionor change in anorganism or any part o...
Characteristics of Living ThingsLiving things respond to their environment.• Organisms detect and respond tosignals from t...
Living Things Sense & Respond toChange• As the external environment changes, theinternal environment must remain stable.Ma...
Characteristics of Living ThingsLiving things maintain a stableinternal environment.• All organisms need to keeptheir inte...
Living creatures use ENERGY• Eating, digestion & elimination of waste• Synthesis = building• Cellular respiration = making...
Characteristics of Living ThingsLiving things obtain and use material andenergy.• All organisms must take in materials and...
Living creatures GROW & DEVELOP– Get bigger– Mature:– so they can reproduce
Characteristics of Living ThingsLiving things grow and develop.• Every organism develops at a differentrate.• During devel...
An icicle can grow, but why isn’t it alive?
Living Things Reproduce• Organisms make other organisms similarto themselves.• Reproduction is necessary for a species
Living Things Have DNA• The cells of all living things containthe molecule deoxyribonucleicacid, or DNA.• DNA controls the...
In order to be considered living,it is a must that an organismpossesses ALL of these 6characteristics, not just some. . . .
• Living Things....1.Are made of one or morecells2.Detect and respond tostimuli3.Reproduce4.Have DNA5.Use energy6.Grow & D...
Characteristics of livng things
Characteristics of livng things
Characteristics of livng things
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  • Answer: icicles grow, but cannot reproduce or eat
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    1. 1. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Maggies-Teaching-Files
    2. 2. Living Things• You can tell if an object is aliveor dead. You can also tell if an object has beenalive in the past, or if it has never been alive atall.This is because all living things have certaincharacteristics in common
    3. 3. What do such diverse organisms have incommon?
    4. 4. All these organism are living things?
    5. 5. Characteristics of Living ThingsAll living things share certain, commoncharacteristics.
    6. 6. Organisms• Organism – any livingthing• In order to be consideredan organism (living thing)it must:1. Be made up of cells2. Use energy3. Adapt to surroundings4. React to changes5. Change or develop6. Produce more organisms
    7. 7. Living creatures are ORGANIZED• All made of the same collection ofchemicals, but we are organized as…• plant cells & animal cells
    8. 8. Living Things Have Cells• All living things arecomposed of oneor more cells.• A cell is amembrane-covered structurethat contains allthe materialsnecessary for life.• Different kinds ofcells performdifferent function.
    9. 9. ALL LIVING THINGS ARE: Made of cellsThe ____is the________basic unit of lifeCell
    10. 10. ALL LIVING THINGS ARE: Made of cells________organisms are _____________made of only 1 cellUnicellularEx. bacteria
    11. 11. ALL LIVING THINGS ARE: Made of cells_________________ organisms _______ as _________but as adults are_________________________MADE OF MANY CELLSMULTICELLULAR BEGIN ONE CELL
    12. 12. Living Things Sense & Respond to Change• A stimulus is anythingthat causes a reactionor change in anorganism or any part ofan organism.o Gravityo Lighto Soundso Hunger
    13. 13. Characteristics of Living ThingsLiving things respond to their environment.• Organisms detect and respond tosignals from their environmentFor example, plants respond to lightby growingMammals respond to coldtemperature by growing thicker fur.
    14. 14. Living Things Sense & Respond toChange• As the external environment changes, theinternal environment must remain stable.Maintaining this internal environment iscalled homeostasis.
    15. 15. Characteristics of Living ThingsLiving things maintain a stableinternal environment.• All organisms need to keeptheir internal environmentrelatively stable, even whenexternal conditions changedramatically.• This is called HOMEOSTASISThermal images show that even though the temperature outside thebody is cool, inside there is warm and stable environment.
    16. 16. Living creatures use ENERGY• Eating, digestion & elimination of waste• Synthesis = building• Cellular respiration = making energy
    17. 17. Characteristics of Living ThingsLiving things obtain and use material andenergy.• All organisms must take in materials andenergy to grow, develop, and reproduce.• Chemical reactions breaks down materialsin what is called METABOLISM.
    18. 18. Living creatures GROW & DEVELOP– Get bigger– Mature:– so they can reproduce
    19. 19. Characteristics of Living ThingsLiving things grow and develop.• Every organism develops at a differentrate.• During development, a single celldivides again and again.• After these cells divide they begin tolook different from one another andperform different functions.As a seed grows, different parts of the plant develops.Butterflies develop from caterpillars during their lifecycle.
    20. 20. An icicle can grow, but why isn’t it alive?
    21. 21. Living Things Reproduce• Organisms make other organisms similarto themselves.• Reproduction is necessary for a species
    22. 22. Living Things Have DNA• The cells of all living things containthe molecule deoxyribonucleicacid, or DNA.• DNA controls the structure andfunction of cells. The passing oftraits through DNA is calledheredity.
    23. 23. In order to be considered living,it is a must that an organismpossesses ALL of these 6characteristics, not just some. . . .
    24. 24. • Living Things....1.Are made of one or morecells2.Detect and respond tostimuli3.Reproduce4.Have DNA5.Use energy6.Grow & Develop

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