The 4 organic compounds

and the six characteristics of living things

The four organic compounds

Proteins are the building block of amino asids. Carbohydrates are used for structural purposes in the plant. Nucleic acids store and transmit genetic information. Lipids are also known as fats. they store energy and provide insulation.

The six charcteristics of living things

The cell is the basic unit of life. All living organisms maintain a constant internal eviroment called homeostasis. All living organisms reproduce and pass on their traits. This is called Heredity. Evolution is change over time. All living organisms are dependent on others for survival. This is called interedependence. All living organisms need energy for survival and for growth.