There are 7 characteristics to all living things on earth

Response An organisms ability to do something different if something in it environment changes

Movement To control the location of it parts

Growth The splitting of cells to make more of them

Respiration The conversion of food with oxygen to release energy

Excretion The removal of waste chemicals from the organism

Nutrition The getting of food

Reproduction The making of new individuals to maintain the species

in order to do these best they need Rest and plenty of water.