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What is Living things ?


Living things are the organisms that display the characteristics of life. These characteristics include the ability to grow, reproduce, take in and use energy, excrete waste, respond to the environment, and possess an organized structure more complex than that of non-living things.Living things are biological structures that respond to changes in the environment or within their own entities.This includes animals, plants, fungi and the single-celled organisms known as bacteria. Living things have complex biochemical organizations that allow them to process substances and utilize energy in order to respond to changes around them.Even though plants cannot move from one place to another, they move their stems to face the sun, hence they are also living things.


Living things include many kinds of organisms, from the plants, animals, fungi, and algae that can be readily seen in nature to the multitude of tiny creatures known as protozoa, bacteria, and archaea that can be seen only with a microscope. Living things can be found in every type of habitat on Earth—on land and in lakes, rivers, and oceans. Although all these organisms are very different from one another, they all have two things in common: they are all descended from a single ancient ancestor, and they are all alive.

What is Non living things?

A nonliving thing is no longer living or has never had the traits of life including respiration, reproduction, movement, metabolism, sensitivity and growth. Nonliving things do not require energy to continue existing in their current state. Things which cannot grow, move, breathe and reproduce are called nonliving things. They do not have any kind of life in them.A non-living organism is defined as an organism that lacks, or has stopped showing, signs of life. Non-living organisms are inanimate and have stopped displaying capabilities for growth, reproduction, respiration, metabolism and movement. These organisms also lack the ability to respond to stimuli and adapt to their environment. Non-living organisms do not require energy to continue in existence.



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