Associate Program Material
Levels of Life Worksheet
Complete all three parts of this worksheet.
Part I: Atomic Structure – Fill in the missing information on atomic structure and organic compounds.
|Atomic Structure |
|Subatomic Particle |Charge |Location in an Atom |
|Proton |Positive |Nucleus |
|Neutron |Neutral ...view middle of the document...
All seven characteristics must be present simultaneously for something to be considered living. Fill in the remaining characteristics in the following table.
|Characteristics of a Living Organism |
|1. Order – exhibit complex but ordered organization. |
|2. Regulation – adjust to outside environment |
|3. Growth and Development – information carried by genes |
|4. Energy Utilization – use of energy to perform life’s activities |
|5. Response to the Environment – Respond to environmental stimuli |
|6. Reproduction – reproduction of the same kind |
|7. Evolution – able to evolve and change over time |
Part III: Write a 200- to 300-word explanation of how atoms make up organic compounds, which make up all living organisms, addressing all three domains.
An atom is “the smallest unit of matter that still retains the properties of an element” (Simon, Reece, Dickey, 2010). The number of electrons in an atoms outermost shell determines its chemical compound and...