What is a Living Thing? DVD

Discovery Education

SKU: DC778563
Format: DVD
Grade Level:
Runtime: 25
Copyright: 2005

Alt Formats:
Teacher's Guide
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Marc Record

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How do biologists classify a new species found in the Galápagos Islands? Segments cover the characteristics that scientists employ to group all plants and animals.
  • CLASSIFICATION OF LIVING THINGS: Explains the system that is based on shared physical characteristics and internal structures.
  • CHARACTERISTICS OF LIVING THINGS: Highlights seven key functions--movement, sensitivity, respiration, nutrition, growth, excretion, and reproduction.
  • CLASSIFICATION OF PLANTS: Takes into consideration how plants absorb water, if they have seeds, and whether they bear flowers.
  • CLASSIFICATION OF ANIMALS: Looks at different features each animal possesses, such as skeletal structure and method of breathing.