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Both living beings and non-living things are made of matter, have mass and occupy space.

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A tissue is a group of cells that are similar and perform a particular function.

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The following are the characteristics of living beings.

(a) They are made up of cells.
(b) They have the ability to reproduce.
(c) They require food for their growth.
(d) They perform respiration.
(e) They respond to stimuli.

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Fish respire with the help of their gills, by taking in and releasing water. They utilise the oxygen dissolved in water for respiration.

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The organ system is a group of different organs that coordinate with one another to perform certain functions.

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Excretion is the process of discarding waste from the body.

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The touch-me-not is an example of a plant that shows sensitivity to touch. It closes and droops its leaves when someone touches it.

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Plants respond to the two following stimuli.
(i) Light
(ii) Temperature

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Yes, there are organisms that are made up of only one cell. They are called unicellular organisms. Example: Bacteria.

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Growth in living things Growth in crystals
Living things grow because of the multiplication of cells. Crystals grow when more of the material making up the crystals is added.
The growth is internal. The growth is external.

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Life cycle of a living organisms refers to a complete cycle that all organisms follow from their birth till death including growth, reproduction, and ageing.


 

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Respiration is the process of breathing in oxygen from the air or water and breathing out carbon dioxide and water vapour.

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Yes, plants do respire. Respiration in plants can be studied by the following activity.

Put some flower buds in a piece of muslin cloth and tie it up to form a pouch. Suspend the pouch in a jar containing lime water, making sure that it does not touch the water. Moisten the cloth. Now, suspend a pouch of boiled buds in another jar containing lime water. Cover both jars. After some time, the lime water in the jar containing fresh buds turns milky because of the action of carbon dioxide let out during respiration by the buds.

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Animals grow to adult size and then stop growing, whereas plants grow throughout their lives, right from the time they are tiny seedlings. Although some trees do not seem to be growing, they spread out with new branches and leaves, and their trunks keep growing in thickness.

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Plant bodies produce wastes, which they store in special cells. Some of these wastes are useful to us.

Examples:
(i) The rubber from rubber trees is a plant waste called latex.
(ii) The gum obtained from Acacia trees is also a plant waste.



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1. The structural unit of an organism is the cell.
2. A group of tissues that work together to perform one or more functions is called an organ.
3. We release waste from our bodies in the form of faeces, urine and sweat.
4. A stimulus is something that produces a response or reaction in a living being.
5. All living beings respond to external stimuli.

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(a) autotrophs

Green plants make their own food, so they are called autotrophs.

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(c) The structural unit of a living being is the molecule.

Although various kinds of molecules are found in living organisms, the structural unit of every living organism is the cell.

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(b) a plant waste

The milky liquid that oozes out when you break a milkweed or banyan leaf is a plant waste.

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(c) microscopic pores on their leaves

Plants take in and release gases through microscopic pores called stomata on their leaves.



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