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Characteristics of Living Things

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Name the seven characteristics of living things.
Respiration, Growth, Movement, Excretion, Nutrition, Reproduction, and Sensitivity.
Respiration
describes the chemical reactions that break down nutrient molecules in living cells to release energy.
Growth
is a permanent increase in size and dry mass by an increase in cell number or cell size or both.
Movement
is an action by an organism or part of an organism causing a change of position or place.
Excretion.
describes the removal from organisms of toxic materials, the waste products of metabolism (chemical reactions in cells including respiration) and substances in excess of requirements.
Nutrition
is the process of taking in materials for energy, growth, and development.
Reproduction
describes the processes that make more of the same kind of organism.
Sensitivity
is the ability to detect or sense changes in the environment (stimuli) and to make responses.
Mushroom/Fungi

(Classify as living, non-living once part of a living thing, or non-living never part of a living thing)
Living
Deer

(Classify as living, non-living once part of a living thing, or non-living never part of a living thing)
Living
Pine Tree

(Classify as living, non-living once part of a living thing, or non-living never part of a living thing)
Living
Algae

(Classify as living, non-living once part of a living thing, or non-living never part of a living thing)
Living
Metal Fork


(Classify as living, non-living once part of a living thing, or non-living never part of a living thing)
Non-living;
never a part of a living thing
Glass

(Classify as living, non-living once part of a living thing, or non-living never part of a living thing)
Non-living;
never a part of a living thing
Granite Rock

(Classify as living, non-living once part of a living thing, or non-living never part of a living thing)
Non-living;
never a part of a living thing
Fossil

(Classify as living, non-living once part of a living thing, or non-living never part of a living thing)
Non-living;
ONCE part of a living thing
Cotton swabs/balls

(Classify as living, non-living once part of a living thing, or non-living never part of a living thing)
Non-living;
ONCE part of a living thing
Paper bag

(Classify as living, non-living once part of a living thing, or non-living never part of a living thing)
Non-living;
ONCE part of a living thing
Leather Bag

(Classify as living, non-living once part of a living thing, or non-living never part of a living thing)
Non-living;
ONCE part of a living thing
Bacteria

(Classify as living, non-living once part of a living thing, or non-living never part of a living thing)
Living
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