There are 7 characteristics that all living things do. Non - living things may do some, but will not do all seven.


Movement: Changing the position of parts of the organism or the whole organism in response to stimuli from the environment


All living things reproduce in order to continue the species.


All living organisms can sense changes in their surroundings, and therefore respond to them. Changes sensed include temperature, sound, chemical presence and many others depending on the organism


Living Organisms need to feed to grow and for a source of energy.


See Excretion


See Respiration


Some of the food taken in is used to help cells grow and to build new cells. Thus the organism gets larger.

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MRS GREN(movement, respire, sense, grow, reproduce, excrete and nutriate

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