LEVELS of Biological OrganizationNAS-3 & 17...                   (REDUCTIONISMNAS-4)
     biosphere...
  all the environments of planet Earth that are inhabited by life

           ecosystem...    (ex: tropical rain forest)                           

                                                       
biotic factors    =  all organisms living in an area
                                                     
abiotic factors  =   physical components of environment
      
     community...     all the organisms in the system
 
         population...       all interbreeding individuals of one species
 
         organism...         an individual living entity         
                 organ systems...  circulatory, nervous, etc                
c8.fig 1.4*
         
        organ...                    parts of the organ system : brain, spinal cord, nerves
         
        tissue...                    individual groups of similar cells, with specific function
                                                                                                                    

                     CELL...        ultimate unit of living matter, bounded by membrane,
            
              macromolecule...  polymers of biological molecules...
                                                                        carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids

                             molecules...             a cluster of atoms with unique chemical properties
                                  atom...                      smallest unit of matter with same atomic number
                                  sub-atomic...          protons, neutrons, electrons (quarks, etc...)
 

                                                                       
Campbell - Concept Activities - Chapter 1.1 - Levels of Life Card Game    
 
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 Charles Mallery,   Biology 150, Department of Biology,   University of Miami,  Coral Gables, FL 33124