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The Units of Living Things

Living things are made up of various chemical elements, called
bioelements, and combine to form organic and inorganic
biocomposites. Carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen are the
most important elements because they make up more than 99% of
the mass of living things.
All living things are also made up of cells (the most basic units of
organization and operation). Each cell performs all three vital
functions necessary for life: nutrition, interaction, and
reproduction.

Activities
1. What are the four most abundant elements found in living things?
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2. Mark an X in the correct column to indicate if the following

materials are made of organic or inorganic composites.
Inorganic Compounds

Organic

Compounds
Sugar
Water
Protein
Salt
Nucleic Acid
Fat
3. Put the words from the box below in the correct column.
Asexual
(to)Grow
Gametes
(to) Listen
(to) Think
Roots
Nutrition

(to) Smell

Flowers

Oviparous
Sap

Eyes

(to) Run

(to) Eat

Interaction

(to) See

Viviparous

Leaves

Pollen

(to) Breathe

Reproduction