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(1) Nutrition; All living organisms need to take substances from their environment to obtain energy, to grow and to stay healthy.

(2) Movement or Locomotion; All living organisms can move from one place to another. living organisms they can move from place to place by walking, flying or swimming.

(3) Respiration; All living things exchange gases with their environment. Animals take in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide.

(4) Excretion; Excretion is the removal of metabolic waste product from the body cell of living organism. If this waste was allowed to remain in the body it could be poisonous.  Humans produce liquid waste called urine. We also excrete waste when we breathe out. All living things need to remove waste from their bodies.

(5) Growth;When living things feed they gain energy. Some of this energy is used in growth. Living things become larger and more complicated as they grow.

(6) Sensitivity; The ability to detect changes in the surrounding environment .We react to touch, light, heat, cold and sound, as do other living things. For exampleEarthworms have light-sensitive cells scattered in their outer skin. Their skin cells are also sensitive to touch and chemicals.

(7) Reproduction;The ability to reproduce and pass genetic information onto their offspring.Humans make babies, cats produce kittens and pigeons lay eggs. Plants also reproduce. Many make seeds which can germinate and grow into new plants.

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