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Organisms: Classification and Organization

Organisms: Classification and Organization


This lesson will introduce the characteristics of living things such as the basic characteristics of life and how living things are structured and classified.

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Terms to Know

A cell is the basic unit of life.


Homeostasis is an organisms ability to maintain a constant internal environment.


An invertebrate is an organism that does not have a backbone.


A vertebrate is an organism that has a backbone.