Traits of Living Things

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Chapter 1 and 2 Studyguide
Chapter 1 and 2 Test
Classification Goal and Beginning level
Pre/Post Test
Characteristics of Living/Nonliving things
Characteristics of Living things notes
Redi Reading
Redi Reading
 Students
will be able to analyze
and describe how and why
organisms are classified
according to shared
characteristics. Students will be
able to explain the concepts of
the Linnaean system combined
with the concepts of Domains.
 Living
things are called Organisms
A
Cell is the
smallest unit of
Life (smallest
living thing!)
 Organisms
may be
composed of
one cell or
many cells
1. CellsOrganized
with
orderly
structure
2. Chemicalsall cells are
made up of
chemicals
Ex. Water,
carbohydrates,
proteins, lipids,
DNA
3. Respond
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Living things respond
to their surroundings
Stimulus—anything
that causes an
organism to react
Response—the way
an organism reacts to
a stimulus
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An atom is the smallest unit of life.
Which of the following is NOT a chemical of
life?
A. Mineral
B. Water
C. DNA
D. Carbohydrate
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Living things respond to a stimulus in
their surroundings.
4. Grow and
develop- is the
process of
change that
occurs during an
organisms life
Living things
reproduce.
Produce
offspring
similar to
parents either
sexually or
asexually
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Asexual
reproduction-one
parent produces
offspring identical
to parent
Sexual
reproduction-two
parents combine
DNA to produce
new organism
different from
parents
6. EnergyOrganisms get
energy from
breaking down
materials.
Growth and development occur ______.
A. Only at the birth of an organism
B. During the organism’s life
C. When an organism dies
D. Never
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Organisms can reproduce sexually or
asexually.
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Organisms gain energy by breaking down
materials.
 Food
and
Water-used
as energy
source
Shelter
 An
organisms
ability to keep
the proper
conditions inside,
no matter what is
going oin outside.
 Ex. Body
Temperature
What do organisms NOT need to survive?
A. Food
B. Internal stability
C. Shelter
D. Sunlight
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Which of the following is NOT a trait of a
living thing?
A. Growth
B. Energy Use
C. Sunlight
D. Response
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How well do you feel that you understand
this lesson?
1. Not at all
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2.
Just a little
3.
Comfortable with this information
4.
Very well, ready for a test.
In your groups, pass around the
whiteboard.
 Each person should list ONE trait or need of
living things until all are listed.
 There are 8 total.
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