Lesson 2, Topic 3
Differences between Plants and Animals
The differences between plants and animals are tabulated below:
Plants Vs. Animals
|1||Can manufacture their own food |
|Animals depend on ready-made food |
They move freely from one place to
another in search of food.
|2.||Can move only a part of their body |
in response to stimuli.
(things that cause an organism
|Can move their whole body freely |
from one place to another.
|3.||Response to stimuli is low.||Rapid response to stimuli.|
|4||Branching body.||Compact bodies.|
|5.||Growth occurs at the tip of the root |
and apical bud (apical growth)
|Growth usually occurs in various |
parts of the body (intercalary growth)
|6.||Growth is continuous throughout|
|Animals stop growing after attaining |
|7.||They have chlorophyll.||They do not have chlorophyll.|
|8.||They do not have sense organs.||They have sense organs.|
|9.||Have no specialized organs for |
|Have specialized organs for excretion, |
respiration and coordination.