What is Life? Characteristics of Living Things 1. Organization of Living Things-specialized structures that do a specific task Organization of life Subatomic particlesatomsmolec ulescellstissuesorg ans organ systemsorganism populationcommunity ecosystembiosphere Living things are unicellular or multicellular 2. Energy Living things use light and chemical energy All living things get energy from the sun 3. Growth and Development Growth- increase in size Developmentchange in shape and form 4. Reproduction Living things come from living things and make new cells 5. Response to a stimulus Responding to the environment constitute the behavior of the organism 6. Adaptation Makes an organism suited to its way of life 7. Evolve Change over time that descend with modification. Populations evolve not individuals 8. Homeostasis Balancing your internal environment Remain stable in temperature, moisture level, acidity, etc. by physiological and behavior Characteristics of nonliving things Snowflakes Radio- have organization electrical and sound energy Clouds- change shape Camera- copy images Do Not Reproduce Do Not Grow or Change Shape in predictable ways Are Not made of Living Cells Characteristics of a Candle List as many characteristics of a candle as you can on your notes.