All Organisms Pass Along Hereditary Traits Genes carry hereditary information Genes are composed of DNA Heredity is the reason children resemble their parents Mutations change DNA code and can be passed from generation to generation
All Living Things Respond to Their Environment
Organisms react to stimuli:
An example is a plant’s leaves and stems growing toward light
All Living Things Grow Growth means to get bigger in size
All Living Things Develop Development involves a change in the physical form or physiological make-up of an 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.