Summary Statement: A study of cells and the processes by which energy is acquired and utilized by organisms.
Characteristics of Life: All living things...
- ...are made of cells/ contain DNA, need water, use energy, reproduce, grow, require a specific habitat, use gas exchange, eliminate waste, respond to the environment, and will eventually die.
Important Vocabulary/ Concepts:
- Cell, Cell theory, abiotic, biotic, unicellular (single-cell), multicellular, organelle, photosynthesis, product, cellular respiration, glucose (C6H12O6), carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H2O), energy, light energy, energy transformation, chemical reaction, matter, organism (plant vs. animal), carbohydrate, protein, fat, reactant, osmosis, diffusion, mitosis (somatic/ body cells)
- Nucleus, chloroplast, mitochondria, cell membrane, cell wall, vacuole, endoplasmic reticulum, lysosomes, ribosomes, cytoplasm, Golgi bodies