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LIVING THINGS AND NON-LIVING THINGS

LIVING THINGS-it is a system capable of eating, excreting, growing , reproducing and responding to external stimuli. While this is a good definition, it encompasses things that are not alive, for instance a car.

LIFE-is that property possesed by living things. Life is usually easier to recognize than to define, a living things possesses certain properties that help define what life is.

CHARACTERISTICS OF LIVING AND NON-LIVING THINGS 1. COMPLEX DEFINITION- Living things is composed of one or more cells.

2 KINDS OF CELL
1. UNICELLULAR- It is one celled organisms.
2. MULTI-CELLULAR- organisms composed of many cell.
2.METABOLISM- the sum of all different chemical activities carried out by living things.

2 SETS OF METABOLIC REACTIONS
1. CATABOLISM- all reactions that break own substances.
2. ANABOLISM-all reactions that build up substances

3.RESPONSIVENESS-all living things are able to respond to stimuli in the external environment.

STIMULI-it is the change that can cause reactions.

4. GROWTH - during growth a living organism transforms material that is unlike itself into materials that are like it.

For example: a persons digests a meal of meat and vegetables and transforms a chemical material into more of himself or herself.

5. REPRODUCTION - living things has the ability to produce copies of itself by the process.

2 KINDS OF REPRODUCTION
1. ASEXUAL REPRODUCTIONS- involves only one parent and the resulting cells are generally to the parent cell.
2. SEXUAL REPRODUCTIONS –Two parents cell contribute to the formulation of a new individual.

6. EVOLUTION – living organisms have the ability to adapt to their environment.

7. ECOLOGY- the study of relationships between organisms and with their environment.

8. GENETIC DEFFINITION- the blue print of life is stored magnetic code written...
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