Organic Compounds and Living Things

Facts about the Organic Componds and the Living Things

The Organic Compounds

Lipids:


Lipids are your fats, for example, lipids are unsaturated and saturated fats. If you eat a hamburger that creates unsaturated fat. So basically lipids are your fats.


Carbohydrates:


Carbohydrates give and produce energy. If you eat pasta, you are eating carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are the most important organic compound because without carbohydrates you can't live. And I will tell you a little bit more about that later.


Nucleic Acids:


Nucleic Acids are your DNA and RNA.


Proteins:


Proteins are the second most important organic compound because proteins rebuild muscles or tissue after you exercise. An example of Proteins is steak. Steak has a bunch of Proteins.


The Characteristics of Living Things

Characteristcs of Living Things

Cells:


Cells make up all organisms. Your body is made up of trillions of cells.


Homeostasis:


Homeostasis occurs when your body tells you that there is something wrong or you need something. For example, if you have fever your body heats up, that is homeostasis.


Evolution:


Evolution is when an organism changes or evolves over time.


Heredity:


Heredity is when organisms traits are passed down. Forexample your eye color.


Energy:


Energy keeps all organisms alive. Without energy you would die. That is why it is good to eat carbohydrates.


Interdependence:


Interdependence is basically a web. For example, grass needs sunshine, cows eat grass, and we eat cows. That is interdependence.

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