Living things are organisms that display the key 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 or... More »

Biology-Online.org defines a non-living object as being "dead or not living" or an "inanimate body or object." Rocks, firewood and cars are a few examples of non-living objects. 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 »

Eukarya is a classification of living things that includes organisms such as the protists, fungi, plants and animals. Organisms are divided into three domains: Archaea, Bacteria and Eukarya. Domain Eukarya consists of eu... More »

Abiotic factors are non-living things or conditions that affect or influence ecosystems and the organisms within the ecosystems. Abiotic factors play a huge role in which organisms survive in an environment, according to... More »

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Distinguishing features of organisms in the Phylum Echinodermata include a lack of body segmentation, radial symmetry and life adaptations for marine environments. The Phylum Echinodermata includes more than 6,000 differ... More »

Living things have the following six characteristics that define life: they are made of cells, they use energy, they grow, they reproduce, they respond to their environment and they self-regulate. A seventh characteristi... More »