What are the main differences between living and non-living things?
in Biology
3 Votes
3 Votes
What are the main differences between living and non-living things?
in Biology

1 Answer

1 Vote
1 Vote
Best Answer

The important differences between Living and Non-living substances are as follows: 

  • A living being has a definite shape and size but a non-living substances has no definite shape and size.
  • The body of a living being is composed of cells in which living meterial named protoplasm exists,

where as cell and protoplasm does not exist in nonliving substances.

  • Living being show movement or locomotion but non-living has not its own movement or locomotion.
  • Nutrition is for living beings whereas non-living substances need non nutrition.
  • Living beings essentially need respiration but non-living has no respiration.
  • Living being has irritation or sensation but this is not in non-living substances.
  • Metabolism is the main feature of living beings but it is lacking in non-living substances.
  • A living being has power of reproduction but the non-livings do not.
  • Living beings has definite life but non-living has no-definite life.
  • Living beings have life cycle but non-living substances have no life cycle.
  • Every living beings grows but a non-living beings doesn't grow.
  • Living beings take food from which they gain energy for life but nonliving beings do not take any food.
  • Living beings excrete waste materials from their body whereas nonliving substances do not.
  • Every living beings has a definite organ but a non-living being has no definite organ.

Related Questions

Welcome To Informesia

Informesia Helps You To Prepare India's All States Board Exams (CBSE, ICSE, UP Board, BSEB, HPBOSE, RBSE, MSBSHSE) and Competitive Exam Like JEE (Main + Advanced), AIIMS, NEET, KVPY, NTSE, BITSAT, Olympiad, CLAT...etc.
For Any Query or Suggestion, Please Contact us on :
[email protected]

Connect us on Social Media