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1 Living Things Mr. Skirbst Life Science Topic 03

2 Living Things * All living things (on Earth) share similar characteristics

3 6 Characteristics of Living Things 1. Made of cells

4 6 Characteristics of Living Things 1.Made of cells 2.Ability to move

5 6 Characteristics of Living Things 1.Made of cells 2.Ability to move 3.Perform complex chemical activities (ingestion, digestion, respiration, excretion)

6 6 Characteristics of Living Things 1.Made of cells 2.Ability to move 3.Complex chemical activities 4.Grow and develop

7 6 Characteristics of Living Things 1.Made of cells 2.Ability to move 3.Complex chemical activities 4.Grow and develop 5.Respond to stimulus

8 6 Characteristics of Living Things 1.Made of cells 2.Ability to move 3.Complex chemical activities 4.Grow and develop 5.Respond to stimulus 6.Reproduce

9 Origins of Life Spontaneous Generation Theory - stated that living things came from non-living matter, all by itself

10 Origins of Life Francesco Redi (Italy, 1668)

11 Origins of Life Francesco Redi (Italy, 1668) - disproved theory with his famous experiment (meat & flies)

12 Origins of Life Francesco Redi -He showed that living things do NOT come from non-living matter.

13 Origins of Life Francesco Redi -He showed that living things do NOT come from non-living matter. -Living things come from living things.

14 6 Basic Needs of Living Things 1.Energy primary source is the sun

15 6 Basic Needs of Living Things 1.Energy 2.Food (provides chemical nutrients)

16 6 Basic Needs of Living Things 1.Energy 2.Food 3.Water (allows chemical activities to occur)

17 6 Basic Needs of Living Things 1.Energy 2.Food 3.Water 4.Oxygen (from air or water)

18 6 Basic Needs of Living Things 1.Energy 2.Food 3.Water 4.Oxygen 5.Living Space (competition for resources)

19 6 Basic Needs of Living Things 1.Energy 2.Food 3.Water 4.Oxygen 5.Living Space 6.Temperature

20 Testing for Life Can soil from another planet be tested for life?

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