Recognizing Living Things

Biology SSS1 First Term


Recognising Living Things

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

  1. Give the characteristics of living things with examples
  2. Differentiate between plant and animals
  3. Understand the levels of organization of life and give examples


The earth in which we are living is made up of several things. Everything we can find around us can be classified as either living or non-living things. A cat, birds, soil, dog, mountains, book, pen, stone, cup, flowers and a lot more things make up the ecosystem. Living things include plants and animals that can breathe, move, and reproduce while non-living things include those things that cannot breathe, move, and reproduce.

Characteristics of Living Things

Living things are distinguished from non-living things by several characteristics which include:

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