Characteristics of Life

What is your goal for this course?
Learn the material for future reference
B. Pass the course
C. Earn an A
D. Pass this course because you need it to graduate
 Science of life
 Bio – Life
 Logy – Study
 Biologist studies the interactions
of life and make observations that
can help the future. People are
curious by nature therefore asking
the question …..WHY?
 Organization
 Reproduction
 Growth and
 Adjustment to
 Adaptation
 1. Organization
 Cell – smallest part of a living thing
 Tissue – a group of cells
 Organ – a group of tissues
 Organ system – group of organs
 Organism – a complete and entire
living thing
What is a group of cells called?
A. An Organism
B. A tissue
C. Life
D. A prison
• Organize these into the correct order from
smallest to biggest
1. Cell
2. Tissue
3. Organism
4. Organ
 2. Reproduction
 A way of making more of it’s self.
 Asexual – one parent (plants,
fungi, protists, bacteria)
 Sexual – two parents
Species – a group of organisms
that can interbreed and produce
fertile offsprings in nature
 3. Growth and Development
 Increase in the amount of living
material and formation of new
 Changes that organisms have during
 4. Adjustments to their
 React to Stimulus & Response
 Homeostasis – maintain balance
 Energy is required to complete the
process that is obtained from food
 5. Adaptation
 Hereditary traits that are present
 Evolution is the adaptation of
organisms over time
 Characteristics of Life Lab
 Using Books…define main Characteristics
 12 Stations….Give Conditions And Reasons for
 Archaebacteria
 Eubacteria
 Protist
 Fungi
 Plants
 Animals