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Mr. Binder, 7th Grade Life Science
1. Made of one or more cells 
The Cell is the basic structural and functional unit of all life. 
Unicellular (one cell) ...
2. Sense and respond to change (stimuli in their environment) 
Stimuli - factors in the environment that living things re...
3. Reproduce 
Sexual - two sex cells required (sperm and egg) 
Asexual - only one parent cell is needed
4. Have a universal genetic code – RNA or DNA (Chemicals of Life) 
All living things have Chemicals of Life 
Long molecu...
5. Use energy to survive – 2 ways 
Autotrophs/Producers - get energy from sun 
Heterotrophs/Consumers - get energy by co...
6. Grow and Develop 
Cell division for growth 
Development through cell specialization
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6 characteristics of living things

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6 characteristics of living things

  1. 1. Mr. Binder, 7th Grade Life Science
  2. 2. 1. Made of one or more cells The Cell is the basic structural and functional unit of all life. Unicellular (one cell) - ex. Bacteria Multicellular (many cells) - ex. Animals, plants
  3. 3. 2. Sense and respond to change (stimuli in their environment) Stimuli - factors in the environment that living things react to (ex. Light, temperature, sound, etc.) Organisms react in order to maintain Homeostasis
  4. 4. 3. Reproduce Sexual - two sex cells required (sperm and egg) Asexual - only one parent cell is needed
  5. 5. 4. Have a universal genetic code – RNA or DNA (Chemicals of Life) All living things have Chemicals of Life Long molecules that contain genetic information Passed on from one generation to the next
  6. 6. 5. Use energy to survive – 2 ways Autotrophs/Producers - get energy from sun Heterotrophs/Consumers - get energy by consuming other organisms
  7. 7. 6. Grow and Develop Cell division for growth Development through cell specialization

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