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African Elephant Homeostasis

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Avary Huff

on 7 September 2014

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Transcript of African Elephant Homeostasis

Organisms Display Properties of Life
African Elephant
by: Avary Huff
1st hour
Metabolism
Metabolism -
the process where complex substances in the cells of living things are broken down or repaired.
Reproduction
sexual reproduction
: the making of new living organisms by combining genetic information from two different individuals.
asexual reproduction
: offspring arise from a single parent, and inherit the genes of that parent only.
Growth and Development
An African Elephant starts out as a baby, matures to an adolescence, becomes an adult, finds a mate, and has offspring.
Organization
cell
: the smallest structural and functional unit of an organism
Adaptation
adaptation
: a change or the process of change by which an organism becomes better suited to its environment
Homeostasis Example
The 2 processes of metabolism are catabolism, the breaking down of food, and anabolism, where the body is repaired.
An African Elephant needs energy to live, but more specifically, to move, eat, digest, and even reproduce.
An African Elephant uses sexual reproduction to reproduce, because it finds a mate to produce offspring.
The offspring made of an African Elephant is smaller than it's parents and has not developed yet.
Growth and development is different than reproduction because when an animal grows, it gets larger in size, but when an animal reproduces, it makes a new organism.
growth
: the process of increasing in physical size.
Organization is important for an African Elephant because it puts all the key elements in the correct places. For example, the tusks, trunk, and legs.
I just got done walking and I am so thirsty.
Aah! Much better!
homeostasis
: the ability to maintain a stable internal environment.
Homeostasis
The African Elephant is organized with cells that make tissues, the tissues make organs, the organs make the organ systems, and the organ systems make the elephant.
It is necessary for the African Elephant to pass on adaptations to its offspring so it will be able to maintain a healthy life and can live in its environment.
The African Elephant's survival is increased for its environment by adapting or changing to be able to live there. Elephants live where it is hot and they have to change to be able to withstand those conditions.

Organisms must maintain a stable internal environment so they can stay alive. They must keep their blood pressure, organs, heart, and many other body parts safe and doing the right job so they can maintain a healthy lifestyle.
stimulus: hot temperature
response: drink water
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