Classification of living things. What makes living things different from non-living things?. From the picture: List 3 different living things List 5 different non-living things. Characteristics of living things.
From the picture:
There are 7 characteristics which make living things different from non-living things.
How would you define the characteristics of living things?
Living things take in materials from their environment that they use for growth or to provide energy.
Living things inhale and exhale air.
Do plants move?
All living things excrete. It is the removal of toxic materials from the body of the organism.
Growth is seen in all living things; it is the permanent increase in cell number and size.
All living organisms have the ability to produce offspring.
All living things are able to sense and respond to stimuli around them such as light, temperature, water, gravity and chemical substances.
A motor car needs petrol and air in order to move. It produces waste gases.
Whilst many non-living things carry out one or more of the above characteristics; only living things possess all of these characteristics.