Write the Ten Things that are Living and Non-living

By Esha Dhawan|Updated : June 30th, 2022

As you know, the world around us is composed of a wide variety of things ranging from plants, and animals to oceans and mountains. However, if we look closely, all these things can be divided into two broad categories - living things and non-living things. 

Living things are entities that exist or can be termed alive as they are composed of microscopic structures called cells. Another aspect of living things is that they exhibit locomotion or locomotory movement. On the contrary, non-living things have no cells in them and don’t demonstrate any signs of movement or locomotion on their own.

A list of living things name and non-living things is given below. 


List of Living things name 

  1. Plants
  2. Insects
  3. Birds
  4. Mosses
  5. Reptiles
  6. Animals
  7. Bacteria
  8. Lichens
  9. Mammals
  10. Human beings

List of Non-living things 

  1. Rivers
  2. Soil 
  3. Mountains
  4. Lamp
  5. Paper
  6. Bed
  7. Book
  8. Bag
  9. Clothes
  10. Table

Features of Living Things

  • Living things are made up of cells and respire.
  • Living things are sensitive to touch and are able to identify any changes in their surroundings.
  • Living things are capable of growing and developing through various stages.
  • Living things name and give birth to offspring as they are capable of reproduction.
  • Living things can absorb energy and generate food as they are autotrophic in nature.
  • Living things can also eliminate food from their body through excretion. 

Features of Non-Living Things

  • Non-living things are not composed of any cells and cannot respire.
  • Non-living things exhibit no metabolic activities.
  • Non-living things have no unique or definite size.
  • Non-living things can never die as they are lifeless and have no set lifespan. 
  • All essential life cycles like nutrition, reproduction, digestion, and excretion are absent in non-living things.


Write the Ten Things that are Living and Non-living

The list of living things name include - human beings, plants, animals, birds, insects, lichens, mammals, mosses, bacteria, reptiles and more.

List of non-living things include - Mountains, oceans, rivers, soil, chairs, beds, tables, curtains, clothes, lamps and so on. 

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