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Chapter_1_Learning_Objectives_Science (2)

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Chapter Learning Objectives Chapter 1: Introduction to Life on Earth 1.1 What are the characteristics of living things? List features that distinguish living organisms from nonliving matter o Living things have a complex, organized structure that consists largely of organic molecules. o Living things respond to stimuli from their environment. o Living things actively maintain their complex structure and their internal environment, a process called homeostatis. o Living things acquire and use materials and energy from their environment and convert them into different forms. o Living things grow. o Living things reproduce themselves, using a molecular blueprint called DNA. o Living things, as a whole, have the capacity to evolve. List the levels of organization in the living world o Biosphere, Ecosystem, community, species, population, multi-cellular organism, organ system, organ, tissue, cell, organelle, molecule, atom, subatomic particle.
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