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Characteristics of Life

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1. Slide
60 seconds
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2. Drawings
450 seconds
What is your favorite eukaryote?
3. Open question
300 seconds
What are the similarities and differences between living and non-living organisms?
4. Word cloud
120 seconds
Name up to 5 characteristics that make something 'living'?
5. Slide
60 seconds
Living organisms are able to grow, reproduce, and respond to their environment. They require energy and materials from their environment to sustain themselves (Ex: Sugar, proteins, water, vitamins, gasses). Living organisms show evidence of adaptation and evolution over time.
Characteristics of Living Organisms
6. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Draw a mischievous monkey swinging from jungle vines and squirting water with a banana-shaped water gun.
7. Slide
60 seconds
Homeostasis: Mainting a stable internal environment (Ex: Sweating to cool down). How do humans maintain a stable blood sugar? What disease process is a result of the inability to maintain homeostasis of blood sugar? 2. Reproduction: The process by which living organisms create new living organisms from their own genetic material. What are 2 types of reproduction? 3. Adaptation: The process of becoming better suited to an environment over time by inheriting characteristics passed down from preceding generations.
8. Drawings
450 seconds
Draw an organism and label 3 adaptations that help it survive in it's environment.
9. Slide
60 seconds
Characteristics cont'd
4. Response to stimuli- input that triggers a physical or behavioral change. How do plants respond to stimuli? What is the stimuli if you are burned by a stove and you quickly remove your hand? What is the response? 5. Growth and Development Catarpillar-----> ? Embryo----->baby-----> ? 6. Metabolism- Breaking down foods (sugar) into energy (ATP). Eat/digest/utilize food, water, and nutrients. 7. Order- cells are the basic and most simple unit of life. Cells-->tissues-->organs-->organ systems-->organism
10. Slide
60 seconds
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11. Drawings
450 seconds
Draw an organ on one side and an organ system on the other side.
12. Word cloud
60 seconds
What is the basic unit of structure and function in living organisms?
13. Poll
60 seconds
Which characteristic refers to an organism's ability to obtain and use energy?
  • Growth
  • Metabolism
  • Reproduction
14. Poll
60 seconds
Which of the following are not living?
  • Animals
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Coral
  • Sea Sponge
  • Flea

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