TheNeedsOfAllLivingThingsNotes - TheNeedsofLivingThings

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The Needs of Living Things Although it may seem surprising, flies, bacteria, and all other organisms  have the same basic needs as you!  All living things must satisfy their basic needs for: Water Food Living space Stable internal conditions Water  – All living things need water to survive! Organisms need water to  obtain chemicals from their surroundings, break down food, grow, move  substances within their bodies and reproduce Most organisms can only live for a few days without water Food  – Organisms need a source of energy to live – they use food as their  source of energy. Organisms obtain energy differently. The two different  types are  autotrophs  and  heterotrophs Autotrophs  = plants capture the sun’s energy and use it to make food, and  they are called  autotrophs . Plants use the food they make to carry out their  own life functions
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2011 for the course BIOL 2112 taught by Professor Deidra during the Spring '11 term at CSU Sacramento.

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