3 Characteristics of Living Things OrganizedMade of cellsA cell is the smallest unit of an organism that carries out all life functions.Each cell has all the genetic material needed to control life processes.
4 Characteristics of Living Things Respond and AdaptStimulusAnything that causes a change in an organismResponseReaction to a stimulusHomeostasisThe ability of an organism to maintain internal conditions suitable for life, despite changes in the environment.
5 Characteristics of Living Things Use EnergyPlants use energy from the sunAnimals use energy from plants and other animalsOther organisms obtain energy by breaking chemical bonds
6 Characteristics of Living Things Grow and DevelopGrowthIncrease in the amount of living materialDevelopmentFormation of new structuresLifespanAmount of time an organism is expected to live
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