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 | Neutrons | Neutral | Nucleus | Electron | Negative | Outer-Shell |
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 acids | 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 – the environment outside of an organism can change but the organism is able to internally adjust to maintain or regulate | 3. Growth and development –Information carried by genes controls the pattern of growth and development in all organism | 4. Energy utilization – energy which an organism takes in to use in the development of all life activities. | 5. Responsive to the environment – All organism respond to environmental stumuli | 6. Reproduction – organism reproduce their own kind. | 7. Evolution – Reproduction underlies the capacity of populations to 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.
Atoms are the smallest matter and is the basic building blocks of everything. From the air we breathe to us, we are made up of atoms. Molecules are also made of atoms, including organ compounds.
“Organic compounds are