Mammoth Memory

The characteristics and classification of living things

Here's a really quick way of testing if you've learned the meanings of the key words in this section. Look at the key word on the left and see if you can remember its definition.

If you get stuck, you can be shown a hint on the right to reveal an image that should help you remember.

To check if you're right, or remind you if you've forgotten, press "Reveal".

Go through the whole list to see how many definitions you can recall. Revisit any that you had difficulty remembering until you're confident you can recall all of them.

  • A living thing is known as what? Answer: an organism Hint
  • The easiest way to remember the characteristics of a living thing is to picture our mnemonic story. Using this story,
  • What is the first characteristic of a living thing Answer: Movement Hint
  • Then Answer: Respiration Hint
  • Then Answer: Nutrition Hint
  • Then Answer: Sensitivity Hint
  • Then Answer: Reproduction Hint
  • Then Answer: Growth Hint
  • Then Answer: Excretion Hint
  • Is there another way to remember the seven Answer: Mrs Gren Hint
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