Characteristics of Living Things• Biologists have formulated a list of  characteristics by which we can  recognize living ...
Living Things• What are some examples of  living things?-Animals             Plants●What about these things?Rocks, bicycle...
All living things share some basic properties.Cellular OrganizationReproductionMetabolism (Obtain and Use Energy)Homeo...
Cells are basic structural units of life. Smallest unit capable of all life functions.Cells are the building blocks of all...
C ells
iC e llu la r
lt iC e llu la r
Reproduction is the process of producing new organismsof the same type.    Two types of reproductionAsexual Reproduction S...
As e xua l
S e x u a l: a n e wg e n e t icc o m b in a t io n
Living organisms need energy to grow,develop, repair damage, and reproduce
AnabolismThe process of building up complex substancesfrom simpler substances  Building up cells and cellular components ...
CatabolismThe process of breaking down complexsubstances into simpler substances to releaseenergy Digestion Cellular Res...
MetabolismThe total of all chemical reactions inan organism Anabolism + Catabolism = Metabolism
A stable state of conditions in the bodythat are necessary for lifeBody temperatureBlood volumepH balanceWater balance
S t a b leIn t e r ior
E v e n t h o u g h e x t e r io rc o n d it io n s a r e c h a n g in g
Genes carry hereditary informationGenes are composed of DNAHeredity is the reason children resemble their parents         ...
An example is a plant’sOrganisms react to stimuli:   leaves and stems growingLight                        toward lightTe...
Growth means to get bigger in size
Development involves a change in thephysical form or physiological make-up ofan organism- An example would be how a   frog...
D e v e lo p m e n t
AdaptationA process that enablesorganisms to become bettersuited to their environment Species obtain adaptationsthrough ...
An Example of AdaptationDesert plants have succulent waxy leaves andstems to store water and reduce water loss
Living things adapt and evolve
Resources http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ2FI50oecs&feature=related (note and voice)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvMBJZ...
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Characteristics of life

  1. 1. Characteristics of Living Things• Biologists have formulated a list of characteristics by which we can recognize living things
  2. 2. Living Things• What are some examples of living things?-Animals Plants●What about these things?Rocks, bicycles, books
  3. 3. All living things share some basic properties.Cellular OrganizationReproductionMetabolism (Obtain and Use Energy)HomeostasisHeredityResponsivenessGrowth and DevelopmentAdapt Through Evolution
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. C ells
  6. 6. iC e llu la r
  7. 7. lt iC e llu la r
  8. 8. Reproduction is the process of producing new organismsof the same type. Two types of reproductionAsexual Reproduction Sexual Reproduction Two different parentA single parent organisms contribute geneticorganism reproducing by informationitself Involves the combination of male and female sex cells
  9. 9. As e xua l
  10. 10. S e x u a l: a n e wg e n e t icc o m b in a t io n
  11. 11. Living organisms need energy to grow,develop, repair damage, and reproduce
  12. 12. AnabolismThe process of building up complex substancesfrom simpler substances  Building up cells and cellular components  Photosynthesis
  13. 13. CatabolismThe process of breaking down complexsubstances into simpler substances to releaseenergy Digestion Cellular Respiration
  14. 14. MetabolismThe total of all chemical reactions inan organism Anabolism + Catabolism = Metabolism
  15. 15. A stable state of conditions in the bodythat are necessary for lifeBody temperatureBlood volumepH balanceWater balance
  16. 16. S t a b leIn t e r ior
  17. 17. E v e n t h o u g h e x t e r io rc o n d it io n s a r e c h a n g in g
  18. 18. Genes carry hereditary informationGenes are composed of DNAHeredity is the reason children resemble their parents Mutations change DNA code and can be passed from generation to generation
  19. 19. An example is a plant’sOrganisms react to stimuli: leaves and stems growingLight toward lightTemperatureOdorSoundGravityHeatWaterPressure
  20. 20. Growth means to get bigger in size
  21. 21. 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.
  22. 22. D e v e lo p m e n t
  23. 23. AdaptationA process that enablesorganisms to become bettersuited to their environment Species obtain adaptationsthrough evolution over greatperiods of time
  24. 24. An Example of AdaptationDesert plants have succulent waxy leaves andstems to store water and reduce water loss
  25. 25. Living things adapt and evolve
  26. 26. Resources http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ2FI50oecs&feature=related (note and voice)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvMBJZLEwFs&feature=related (movie)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM_CgOgJGG0&feature=fvw (movie w/ song) http://www.firstschoolyears.com/science/resources/games/ourselves/living/living.htm (sorting) http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.colt.lp_living/

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