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 | Nucleus | Electron | Negative | Around Nucles |
Organic Compounds | Large Biological Molecule | Atoms it Contains | Monomer(s) | Function(s) in Living Organisms | Carbohydrates | C, H, and O | Monosaccharides | Source of energy | Lipid | C,H and O | Glycerol and fatty acids | Cushion and insulate organs; builds cell membranes | Protein | C, H, O, N, and S | Amino Acids | Helps chemical reactions, provides support and structure, provides transport within bodies and provides movement of body | Nucleic Acid | C, H, O, N, and P | Nucleotides | Stores and transmits genetic information |
Part II: Characteristics of Living Organisms – Seven characteristics distinguish an object or thing from an actual living organism. 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 – Is the environment that is outside the organism and can change drastically, but the organism can adjust it is internal environment, that keeps it within the appropriate limits. | 3. Growth and development- Is the information that can be carried by genes and control the pattern of the growth developments in the organism. | 4. Energy Utilization- Is an organism that takes the energy and can help all bodies to perform their daily life activities. | 5. Response to the environment- An organism can respond to the environment stimuli. | 6. Reproduction- Is an organism that can reproduce their own type or kind. | 7. Evolution – Reproduction can underlies the capacities of population to change evolve over times. |
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.