Topic 1: Cells – Day 1
- Homeostasis is the ability of an organism to maintain a stable internal balanced environment. Failure to maintain homeostasis can result in SICKNESS or DEATH.
- Metabolism is the sum of all the chemical reactions that occur within the cells of an organism.
- Organic molecules contain skeleton structures of carbon with hydrogen and oxygen.
|Organic Molecule||Basic Unit - (Lego Blocks)||Foods found|
|Carbohydrates (starch)||Glucose (Simple Sugars)||Grains, vegetables, fruit|
|Proteins||Amino Acid (20 kinds)||Meat, egg whites, beans|
|Lipids||Fatty Acid & Glycerin||Animal fats, nuts, oils|
|Nucleic Acid||Nucleotide||Small amounts in all foods|
- Organization of living things:
Cells ---> Tissues ---> Organs ---> Organ Systems ---> Organism [smallest] [biggest]