Something that needs nutrition and water, and is able to move by itself, reproduce, grow, respond to stimuli and produce wastes.
Something that has some but not all of the eight characteristics of living things.
Something that used to have the eight characteristics of living things but doesn't anymore.
To group or organise things.
A living thing.
An organism that has more than one cell.
An organism that consists of only one cell e.g. bacteria.
The control centre of the cell.
The chemical that makes up genes (the instructions for all life).
The powerhouse of the cell, they convert glucose into energy for the cell to use.
The outer layer of the cell that keeps all the parts of the cell together and controls what enters and leaves the cell.
The jelly-like substance that fills the cell.
Supports and protects plant cells.
The organelle's that use the Sun's energy to make nutrients in plants.
Storage areas in the cytoplasm that store water and other substances.
Organisms that make their own food e.g. plants.
Organisms that rely on other living things for food e.g. animals.
An English scientist who in 1665 was the first to observe "small chambers" in cork and call them cells.
The branch of science focused on microscopic organisms and parts of organisms.
The smaller parts found inside a cell, each with a different function.
Diagram used in classification, each arm of the key contains two choices.
The highest rank that scientists classify living things into (there are five).
Kingdom that contains multicellular organisms that gain energy from other living things e.g. us, wombat, ant.
Kingdom that contains multicellular organisms that make their own food e.g. daisy, tree and moss.
Kingdom that contains multicellular organisms that gain energy by feeding on dead organisms e.g. yeast, mould and mushrooms.
Kingdom that contains simple, single celled organisms e.g. bacteria.
Kingdom that contains organisms that don't fit into any other kingdom e.g. algae, amoeba and kelp.
An internal skeleton.
An external skeleton.
Organisms with an endoskeleton.
Organisms with an exoskeleton or no skeleton at all.
An organism that has a constant body temperature.
An organism with a body temperature that changes with the environment.