Living things are things that are alive, as the word implies. Alive could mean a couple of things: breathing, growing, moving and reproducing. However not all characteristics would automatically determine if the object is living or not. Examples of living things are: animals, plants, insects, bacteria and humans. All types of living things needs energy to keep on existing, this is done through several means or methods. In addition, they need food, water to survive. You can check it through the science textbook where are the pages 2, 4, 5, and 8.