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Question Set: Properties of Life

NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:

  1. Use your own words to define the term organism.
     
  2. What is DNA and how is it important to life on Earth?
     
  3. Heredity
    1. What is meant by the term hereditary information?
    2. Describe a trait you inherited from your parents.
       
  4. How do humans maintain homeostasis in regards to body temperature? Provide some examples from your daily life.
     
  5. Do you think viruses should be counted as living organisms? Explain your reasoning in detail.
Exploring Our Fluid Earth, a product of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), College of Education. University of Hawaii, 2011. This document may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-profit educational purposes.