Characteristics of living things Vocabulary PowerPoint Word Cell Definition Basic unit of life Picture Word Unicellular Definition Made of one cell Picture Word Multicellular Definition Made of more than one cell Picture Word Stimulus Definition A change in the environment that causes a reaction Picture Word Response Definition A reaction caused by a stimulus Picture Word Homeostasis Definition Keeping everything in your body the same (temperature, etc.) Picture Word Ectotherm Definition Cold blooded – body temperature changes Picture Word Endotherm Definition Warm-blooded – body temperature always stays the same Picture Word Asexual reproduction Definition One parent Picture Word Sexual Reproduction Definition 2 parents Picture Animals and other consumers get energy from their food. Word Consumer Definition Organisms that get their energy by eating food (animals!) Picture Plants (Producers) use the energy from sunlight to make food by photosynthesis. Word Producer Definition Organism that gets energy from the sun (plants!) Picture Where does all the energy on the earth come from? THE SUN!! Plants get their food from the sun and everyone else gets their food from plants or animals that eat plants! Word Decomposer Definition Organism that gets energy by breaking down dead stuff Picture Exit slip: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. What are cells? What is a consumer? What is a producer? Give an example of a consumer. Give an example of a producer. What is a decomposer?