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Unlike nonliving things, living things grow and reproduce, sense and respond to changes in their environment, and assimilate nutrients. Living things also possess cells and DNA as their basic units of life, units that ar... More »

Living things are made up of cells, maintain homeostasis, move, feed, grow, reproduce, respire, respond to environmental stimuli and excrete waste, while nonliving things do not have all of these characteristics. Biologi... More »

Some similarities shared between living and nonliving things are they are composed of matter and conform to the laws of physics. There are many differences between the two groups, including lifespan, energy requirements,... More »

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All living things require a source of energy, nutrients, water, space to grow and reproduce, and a relatively stable environment that allows homeostasis. Many organisms also require oxygen, but this is not a universal re... More »

Some of the characteristics of living things are the ability to reproduce, active response and adaptation to the surrounding environment, cell composition and growth and development. Life forms have to exhibit all the ch... More »

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 ... More »

All living things require water, nutrients, air, sunlight and a proper temperature in order to live. The amount of each that is required and how each is acquired varies depending on the organism. More »