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1

What is Taxonomy

The science of naming and classifying organisms based on their natural relationships

2

What is the science of studying living things

Biology

3

Which unit of size are the smallest organisms found on Earth

Micrometers

4

Is a virus an organism

No

5

In order for an organism to survive, what must it do

Find food and water

6

Giant kelp has gas-filled sacs to help it float so it can do what

Collect more sunlight

7

In order to obtain energy, what must animals do

Consume food

8

Where does a vulture obtain its energy

From scavenging

9

Adaptation Definition

Something about an organism that allows it to live and reproduce effectively in its particular environment

10

Heredity Definition

The ability to pass on genetic traits, such as the color of the eyes, from parent to child through DNA

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Homeostasis Definition

Maintenance of a stable condition in a system, generally by processes that compensate for changes

12

Metabolism Definition

The sum of all chemical processes that take place in an organism necessary to sustain life

13

What are the Characteristics of Life

Reproduction, Heredity, Cellular Organization, Homeostasis, Response to Environment, Growth, and Metabolism

14

Organisms create what to maintain life

Protein

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Heredity Definition

The passing on of genetic information

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What are the 3 challenges that organisms must face

Obtaining and using energy, Reproducing, and Maintaining their structure (Health)

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Response to Environment Definition

Reaction to changes in stimuli

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Cellular Organization Definition

Different cells that are grouped for certain functions