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CHARACTERISTICS OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS

Plants exist in different forms. These are:

  1. Treesg. mango, orange, guava, pawpaw, etc.
  2. Flowers such as ice plant, hibiscus, yellow bush, pride of Barbados, etc.
  • Herbs like crotalaria, carpet grass, Bahamas grass etc.

Animals can be classified as:

  1. Vertebratesg. man, cat, goat, sheep, cow, chicken, rabbit etc.
  2. Invertebratesg. tse-tse fly, earthworm, cockroach etc.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PLANTS AND ANIMALS

S/N CHARACTERISTICS PLANTS ANIMALS
1 Movement Passive movement Active movement
2 Reproduction Mostly asexual reproduction Mostly sexual reproduction
3 Nutrition Autotrophic Heterotrophic
4 Irritability Response to stimuli is slow Response to stimuli is quick
5 Excretion No developed excretory system Well-developed excretory system
6 Respiration Plants do not have complex organs for respiration Animals have complex organs for respiration
7 Food/feeding Plant produce their food Animals feed on already made food
8 Sense organs No sense organs Well-developed sense organs
9 Shape No definite shape because of the branches Have definite shape

See also

LIVING AND NON-LIVING THINGS

MATTER

BODY IMAGE

HANDLING PUBERTAL CHANGES IN BOYS AND GIRLS

HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

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