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Associate Program Material

Levels of Life Worksheet

Complete all three parts of this worksheet.

Part I: Atomic Structure – Fill in the missing information on atomic structure and organic compounds.

Atomic Structure| | |
Subatomic Particle| Charge| Location in an Atom|
Proton| Positive| Nucleus|
Neutron| Neutral| Nucleus|
Electron| Negative| Cloud|

Organic Compounds| | | |
Large Biological Molecule| Atoms it Contains| Monomer(s) | Function(s) in Living Organisms| Carbohydrates| C, H, and O| Monosaccharides| Source of energy| Lipid| C, H, and O| Glycerol and fatty acids| Cushion and insulate organs; builds cell membranes| Protein| C, H, O, N, and S| 20 kinds of amino acids.| Helps chemical reactions, provides support and structure, provides transport within bodies and provides movement of body| Nucleic Acids| C, H, O, N, and P| Nucleotides| Stores and transmits genetic information|

Part II: Characteristics of Living Organisms – Seven characteristics distinguish an object or thing from an actual living organism. All seven characteristics must be present simultaneously for something to be considered living. Fill in the remaining characteristics in the following table.

Characteristics of a Living Organism|
1. Order – exhibit complex but ordered organization.|
2. Regulation - can adjust to any change in its current environment.| 3. Growth and development - Information carried by genes controls growth patterns.| 4. Energy utilization - when said organisms not only take in energy, but use it to function in life.| 5. Response to environment - an organisms' response to environmental stimuli.| 6. Reproduction - An organism creating offspring of its own kind.| 7. Evolution - related to reproduction, the offspring potentially carries new genes that the old generation did not.|

Part III: Write a 200- to 300-word...
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