Flashcards in Life Deck (54)
How much of a jellyfish is made of water?
What do scientists look for on Mars to reveal life?
What are the characteristics of life?
How much of a plant is made of water?
What is Nutrition?
Nutrition is how an organism obtains food.
What is the first part of metabolism?
What is Biology?
Biology is the study of life.
What is the first characteristic of life?
What is the second part of metabolism?
What is digestion?
Your body breaking down food to the size of molecules.
What are the parts of metabolism?
How long does digestion take if you eat a meal?
What is the final destination of the food you eat?
Every living cell in your body.
What happens to the cells if they don't get nutrition?
The cells will die.
What is the third part of metabolism?
What is respiration?
Respiration is the changing of food (carbs) into energy.
What does energy do?
Energy drives chemical reactions in your body.
What is the fourth step of metabolism?
What is synthesis?
Synthesis is the use of the rest of your food and energy to create bigger structures.
What is the second characteristic of life?
What is reproduction?
Reproduction is an organism's ability to duplicate.
What are the two types of reproduction?
The types of reproduction are asexual and sexual reproduction.
What is asexual reproduction?
Reproduction by one parent.
How do the children of asexual reproduction look compared to their parents?
They look exactly the same. They are clones.
What is sexual reproduction?
Reproduction by two parents.
What percent of their parents is a child of sexual reprodcution?
50% one parent, and 50% the other.
Which type of reproduction is better?
It depends on the circumstance.
Sexual reproduction is better for changing environments.
Asexual reproduction is better for non-changing environments.
What is the third characteristic of life?
What is growth?
Growth is an increase in size due to synthesis reactions.