Demonstrate your knowledge by answering the questions below. Each prompt or question should be answered in full sentences and should be approximately 100 words. 1. Discuss the eight common characteristics of living things. Include a specific example and/or statement that clearly demonstrates your understanding of each characteristic. 2. There are five unifying themes of biology. Identify each theme and explain them in your own words. 3. Water has unique chemical properties. Where does ice form in rivers or lakes in extremely cold weather? Why? What would happen to organisms on the planet if water behaved as most other chemicals do? 4. How are DNA and RNA molecules alike and different in their structure and functions?