Mnemonic devices for the characteristics of life

When is it alive? See these mnemonic devices to determine life as it is

ABC of an environment: abiotic, biotic and cultural.

  Mnemonic Device: ABC of an environment: abiotic, biotic and cultural. Explanation: to remember the parts of an environment. Abiotic is non-living, biotic is living, and cultural is man-made.


  Mnemonic Device: MRS. GREN Explanation: to remember the seven characteristics of all living organisms Movement, Reproduction, Sensitivity, Growth, Respiration, Excretion, Nutrition


  Mnemonic Device: GRIM END Explanation: to remember the seven aspects of life Growth, Reproduction, Irritability, Movement, Excretion, Nutrition, Death


  Mnemonic Device: CORD ‘N’ GERMS  Explanation: to remember the “Characteristics of Life” Cells, Osmoregulation, Reproduction, Death, Nutrition, Growth, Excretion, Respiration, Movement and Sensitivity.