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Week Two Science Warm Ups

1. What is the hypothesis of biogenesis?

Answer: It states that living things can only come from living things. Francisco Redi(1626-1697) did experiments with flies and meat to support this hypothesis.

2. Name three scientists that did experiments related to the hypothesis of biogenesis?

Answer: Francisco Redi (1626-1697), John Needham (1713-1781), Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729-1799), Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)

3. What are the characteristics of living things?

Answer: Life is cellular, uses energy, grows, metabolizes, reproduces, responds to the environment and moves.

4. What are the two types of reproduction?

Answer: Asexual reproduction and Sexual reproduction

5. Describe one way in which a plant responds to stimuli?

Answer: A plant can angle or move towards a light source. Some sensitive plants will actually curl their leaves after being touched.

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