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At an atomic level, what is the key building block of life?

Carbon (atomic skeleton for other elements & compounds)

** carbon bonds readily and easily with a variety of different elements & compounds

- thus making the great chemical complexity of life possible

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What are the seven characteristics of life?

1. Homeostasis
2. Organization
3. Metabolism
4. Growth
5. Adaptation
6. Response to stimuli
7. Reproduction

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What is homeostasis?

How an organism maintains a variety of factors necessary for effective

metabolism &
body temperature regulation

*warm-blooded / cold-blooded*

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Explain organization in life

Organelles
- make up
Cells
- make up
Tissues
- make up
Organs
- make up
Systems
- make up
Organisms

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Explain metabolism in life

All living things have a way of harnessing and utilizing energy

Plants from sun
Others eat plants or meat

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What is adaptation in life?

Living things can adapt to their evironment

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What provides organisms with food, water, and a method of maintaining homeostasis and reproducing?

Habitat