A nonliving thing is an object that is not currently alive and has never been alive, such as a sheet of glass, a rock, sand, a sofa or a watch. Nonliving things do not express all of the seven characteristics of living t... More »

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Non-living things are not composed of cells, as cells are the smallest unit of life. Small organisms such as bacteria and protists are only composed of a single cell, but are alive. 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 »

Groundwater is the water that is in the cracks and spaces between sand, soil and rock underground, and it sometimes bubbles up to the surface through springs. It is naturally replenished by rain and melting snow that see... More »

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According to My Gold Panning, gold is found throughout the Earth, generally inside quartz veins located in rock and granite. Most gold has eroded, and it is often located in crevices in the rocks. More »

Earth supports life because it is the correct distance from the sun, its composition is rock, it has a molten core, it gains protection from its atmosphere and it has water. There are approximately 500 planets in the Mil... More »

According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, seafloor spreading is caused by the flow of plastic mantle rock beneath the Earth's oceanic crust. These flows force the seafloor apart, allowing pr... More »