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Characteristics of Living Things. You will need to be able to:. List and define the characteristics of living organisms. There are 7 characteristics:. M ovement R espiration S ensitivity G rowth R eproduction E xcretion N utrition. Movement.

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Characteristics of living things

Characteristics of

Living Things


You will need to be able to
You will need to be able to:

  • List and define the characteristics of living organisms.


There are 7 characteristics
There are 7 characteristics:

  • Movement

  • Respiration

  • Sensitivity

  • Growth

  • Reproduction

  • Excretion

  • Nutrition


Movement
Movement

  • An action by an organism or part of an organism causing a change of position or place.


Respiration
Respiration

  • The chemical reactions that break down nutrient molecules in living cells to release energy.


Sensitivity
Sensitivity

  • The ability to detect or sense changes in the environment (stimuli) and to make responses.


Growth
Growth

  • A permanent increase in size and dry mass by an increase in cell number or cell size or both.


Reproduction
Reproduction

  • The processes that make more of the same kind of organism.


Excretion
Excretion

  • The removal of toxic materials; the waste products of metabolism (chemical reactions in cells including respiration) and substances in excess of bodily requirements.


Nutrition
Nutrition

  • The taking in of nutrients and minerals, containing raw materials or energy for growth and tissue repair.


Summary
Summary

  • Movement

  • Respiration

  • Sensitivity

  • Growth

  • Reproduction

  • Excretion

  • Nutrition


Quiz

Guess which characteristic is being demonstrated by the following animations:






Question 5
Question 5

Which two characteristics are shown by this animation:


Question 6
Question 6

Other than movement, which characteristics are shown by this animation:


Question 7
Question 7

So far you should have named a total of five different characteristics.

However there are 7 characteristics in total.

Name the two remaining characteristics.


Answers
Answers:

How well did you do?






Question 5 sensitivity and movement
Question 5: Sensitivity and Movement

Which two characteristics are shown by this animation:


Question 6 sensitivity and nutrition
Question 6: Sensitivity and Nutrition

Other than movement, which characteristics are shown by this animation:


Question 7 growth and respiration
Question 7: Growth and Respiration

So far you should have named a total of five different characteristics.

However there are 7 characteristics in total.

Name the two remaining characteristics.


Now you should be able to
Now you should be able to:

  • List and define the characteristics of living organisms.


Movement

Sensitivity

Respiration

MRS GREN

Growth

Excretion

Reproduction

Nutrition


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