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Glossary of 7 Characteristics of Life

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CELLS
-ALL LIVING THINGS ARE COMPOSED OF ONE OR MORE CELLS
-CELLS ARE ALWAYS VERY SMALL
-ARE SEPARATED FROM OUTER ENVIRO BY MEMBRANE
-SOME CELLS ARE MEANT TO DO CERTAIN JOBS




ORGANIZATION
-ALL LIVING THINGS ARE ORGANIZED
-ORGANIZED BY(WHAT THEY ARE)
-ORGANIZED BY(WHAT THEY DO)
-ORGANIZATION CAN BE VERY COMPLEX


ENERGY USE
-ALL LIVING THINGS USE ENERGY IN A PROCESS USED METABOLISM
-REQUIRE ENERGY TO MAINTAIN ORGANIZATION AND REPRODUCE
-MUST GET ENERGY FROM ENVIROMENT

GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
-LIVING THINGS GROW AS A RESULT OF CELL DIVISION AND CELL ENLARGEMENT
-CELL DIVION: ONE CELL BECOMES TWO
-DEVELOPMENT: A PROCESS BY WHICH AN ADULT ORGANISM ARISES

REPRODUCTION
-ALL LIVING THINGS HAVE THE ABILITY TO REPRODUCE
-REPRODUCTION IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE CONTINUATION OF A SPECIES


ADAPTATION
-ALL LIVING THINGS HAVE THE ABILITY TO CHANGE OVER TIME
-THE SPECIES CHANGES,"EVOLUTION"

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