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  • Muzafar Iqbal Pakistan Viruses are non living? justify it
    2014-09-29 11:09:30

  • Gauthum Srinivas United States of America What about viruses, I thought that they were alive, but they do not fit the criteria.
    2014-08-24 15:08:54

    • Muzafar Iqbal Pakistan Out side the body, viruses are non living showing the characteristics of formation of crystals.
      2014-09-29 11:09:51
    • Abdulrahman Abdulla Iraq Hi Srinivas. As the viruses are out of the cell they classified as non living , at once they became inside the cell they get the life ,that's what i know if i'm not wrong .
      2014-08-30 10:08:49
  • Wilawan Wattananukit Thailand Virus Prion don't have cellular. yes or no ???
    2014-08-06 17:08:37

    • Muzafar Iqbal Pakistan No
      2014-09-29 11:09:17
  • Anh Dinh United States of America An object must possess all eight characteristics to be considered living. If an organism possesses seven out of the eight characteristics it is not a living thing. This statement does not seem right to me because plant is also a living thing and it does not move at all. Can somebody explain?
    2014-07-24 00:07:22

    • Brandon Loobie Trinidad and Tobago All characteristics respond to one another. For example, growth brings about movement while movement brings about reproduction. There are several plants that 'MOVE' with respect to what you are referring to; for example- VENUS FLY TRAP.
      2014-08-18 16:08:41
    • Mary Mittmann United States of America plants do move as they grow and as they reproduce. Plus sometimes the wind moves them so in a sense I think they do move
      2014-08-05 22:08:40
    • Johnathan Chisam United States of America For the most part I agree with you, however I do have a great example for you (that I hope helps you understand) I have a plant its a vine of sorts and it sits in a room that receives sunlight all day and (before it had a trellis) as the day progressed one would notice the plant leaning in different directions after further observation i realized the plant was essentially following the sunlight throughout the day.
      2014-07-28 11:07:40
  • Ashley Miller United States of America Why when I move through the topics it doesn't save it as complete unless I stop and go back to the menu and then click on the next topic? It should save my progress as I go through them. I have already completed 10 of them but NONE of them saved and now I've had to start over. I'm doing some for the third time now because of this glitch!
    2014-07-15 04:07:31

  • ERIC RETTERER United States of America What is an example of a non living thing with 7 characteristics?
    2014-06-13 19:06:06

    • Abdulrahman Abdulla Iraq Dear Eric the answer of your question is very easy , just put NON before the seven characteristics of living things , then you will find the answer.
      2014-08-30 10:08:32
    • Mary Mittmann United States of America a cell phone
      2014-08-05 22:08:00
    • Kirsty Banks Ireland a remote
      2014-07-14 12:07:15
    • Presty John India table
      2014-06-20 11:06:41
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