The characteristics and classification of living things
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With the organ risen (organism) all was set for the first lesson in the living room.(living things)
The easiest way to remember the characteristics of a living thing is to picture our mnemonic story.
The ballet teacher they appointed was Mrs Gren (see end of story). She taught the girl to move (movement) correctly as a ballet dancer.
At the end of the first few sessions, the girl was completely exhausted, reduced to crawling and breathing heavily (respiration).
They soon found that a few breaks for nutrition (nutrition). Milk and cookies during each session solved the problem of her becoming exhausted.
But as each session lasted three hours, she found she often had blisters and her feet were rather sensitive (sensitivity) because of this. However, with time, the blisters went away.
Her mum and dad had several more children (reproduction), all boys, as time went on, but she was the only one who did ballet in the living room. Her brothers were only interested in playing football.
As she grew up (growth) the girl continued her ballet lessons with Mrs Gren, and became good enough to perform her first ballet.
But at the start of the performance, with a capacity crowd waiting, she could not be found . . . (excretion).