Reproduction, Heredity, Change:
-Plants and animals closely resemble their parents
-Characteristics of organisms are inherited from parents
-Inherited characteristics may include color, number of limbs, ability to move, and learn.
-Reproduction is a characteristic of all living things.
-No individual organism lives forever
-Every organism requires a set of instructions for specifying its traits
-Heredity information in contained in genes.
-All instructions for specifying characteristics is carried in DNA
-Changes in DNA (mutations) occur spontaneously at low rates.
-Species evolve over time
-Natural selection and its evolutionary consequences explain the fossil record
-The millions of different species of living things are related by descent from common ancestors