The Characteristics of Life
these are all cute right?
well at the time they are all at the stage of homeostasis
Homeostasis is a state of balance inside a body, where the systems work together to keep it functioning normally. All living things need to maintain a level of homeostasis. If they do not, they can get sick or die. There are several processes that all living things must do to maintain homeostasis.
All living things have many parts that work together and are arranged in an orderly way. Each part has a specific job or function. Examples: Cells have a cell membrane, nucleus, cytoplasm, mitochondria, golgi bodies, endoplasmic reticulum, ribosomes, lysosomes, vacuoles, cell wall, chloroplasts. An organism has cells, tissues, organs, organ systems.
All living things get energy from light or nutrients and move it to where it is needed. Examples: Cells take in nutrients to make energy. Plants cells use light to make energy. Organisms eat food to make energy.
All living things control what goes on inside of them. They decide what types of substances they take in and let out. Nutrition- take in nutrients Excretion- give off waste Respiration- take in oxygen and let out carbon dioxide
All living things use the nutrients they take in to grow. They all have a life cycle that is determined by their DNA. Examples: Cells can only grow so big. They expand their membrane so it can reproduce and split into two cells. Organisms start out small (babies) and grow to their full size (adults).
All living things reproduce in order to repair themselves, reproduce offspring and pass on genetic material (DNA). Examples: Cells reproduce by dividing into two cells. This process is called Mitosis. Organisms reproduce create offspring and pass on their genetic material.
All living things detect and respond to things in their environment. Examples: Cells communicate by sending chemical or electrical signals when they need something. Organisms behave in certain ways to protect themselves from harm.