• Living things are made up of cells. They move of their own accord.
  • Living things have the ability to respond to stimuli.
  • The bodily growth of animals takes place for a limited period of time. The growth of plants takes place in certain specific parts only.
  • Respiration takes place in all living things.
  • Living things can produce other living things like themselves.
  • Waste materials produced in the bodies of living things are passed out of the body by the process of excretion.
  • Living things have a limited life-span. That is living things die.
  • The above characteristics of living things are not seen in non-living things.