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Living things can be grouped into Animals, Plants, Bacteria and Fungi.
The characteristics of all living things:
need air, food and water to stay alive,
respond to changes around them,
move by themselves,
Plants have leaves that contain chlorophyll to trap sunlight and make food (photosynthesis).
Roots absorb water and minerals from the soil and hold the plant securely to the soil.
Stems transport water, minerals and food around the plant. Stems hold leaves up so that the leaves can trap more sunlight.
Flowers develop into fruits containing seeds.
Some plants do not produce flowers and will not have fruits.
Examples of non-flowering plants are ferns and mosses.
They reproduce from spores.
Fungi do not contain chlorophyll and cannot make their own food.
Examples include mushrooms (e.g. edible Mushroom, Bracket Fungus and Toadstool), mould and yeast.
Fungi reproduce from spores. The spores of the mushroom can be found in the gills underside the cap.
Fungi feed on other living things (dead or alive).
Bacteria are micro-organisms. They can only be seen under a microscope.
Some bacteria are harmful. They may cause food to go bad or cause diseases.
Some bacteria are useful, such as the bacteria used to make yogurt.