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Living_Things - Single-celled organisms with a nucleus Live...

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Living Things
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How do we know is something is ‘living’? All living things are characterised as being able to do seven things These are usually remembered by the mnemonic MRS NERG M R S N E R G Can you guess what these letters stand for?
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The 7 characteristics of Living Things M ovement – Animals move to find food and keep away from predators, plants move to face the light R eproduction – the ability to produce offspring to keep the species in existence S ensitivity – responding and reacting to the environment N utrition – Animals need food for respiration, plants need minerals from the soil E xcretion – Getting rid of waste R espiration – Turning food into energy G rowth – Growing larger and stronger becoming adult size
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Classification of Living Things Everything that is living can be sorted into these 5 kingdoms Kingdom Moneran Protist Kingdom Fungi Kingdom Plant Kingdom Animal Kingdom
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Kingdom Moneran Tiny, single-celled organisms Do not have a nucleus E.g. bacteria
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Protist Kingdom
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Unformatted text preview: Single-celled organisms with a nucleus Live in damp places of water E.g. amoeba Fungi Kingdom Body is made up of a network of threads called hyphae E.g moulds, mushrooms Plant Kingdom Multicellular made up of lots of cells Make their own food by photosynthesis Lots of examples: flowering plants / non-flowering plants Animal Kingdom Multicellular made up of may speed cells Cannot make own food Can be further classified into vertebrates and non-vertebrates then into classes such as amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals Task 1. Everyone Make a list of the 7 characteristics of Living Things (MRS NERG) Make a list of the 5 Kingdoms of Living Things (try to write an example for each) 1. Extension Research one of the 5 Kingdoms in more detail Make a poster / fact page / fact file If you get stuck use the key word lists and information on your tables...
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2011 for the course INBIO 276R taught by Professor Johngardner during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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