BiologyLivingCharacteristics of life – Part 1

Characteristics of life – Part 1

Table of Contents

  • Characteristics of Life
  • Movement and Locomotion
  • Respiration
  • Summary
  • What’s Next?

In the previous segment, we learnt about the Aquatic habitat. In this segment, we will learn about The characteristics of life.

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    What are the Different characteristics of life?

    The characteristics that are possessed by living beings include movement and locomotion, respiration, reproduction, growth, presence of cells, and metabolism.

    Movement and locomotion

    • Living beings like animals can move from one place to another, that is they can

    Locomote. They can also Move while staying in the same spot, like plants.

    • Non-living objects can neither move nor locomote on their own.

    Respiration

    • Respiration is a process in which breathing is combined with utilising the oxygen for breaking down food and releasing energy.
    • We breathe by taking in Oxygen and giving out Carbon Dioxide. The oxygen inhaled is then utilised by the body to derive energy by breaking down food that we consume.
    • Non-living things do not respire.

    Summary

    Characteristics of life

    • Movement and locomotion
    • Respiration
    • Reproduction
    • Growth
    • Presence of cells
    • Metabolism
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