Did Pasteur show that living things do not come from nonliving materials?
yes, by gathering information to disprove thee idea of spontaneous generation
They are nonliving. Water does not need food waterfalls are basically homes for things living in the water. Biology is the study of living and nonliving things, and characteristics of living things are homeostasis, organization, metabolism, growth, adaptation, response to, and reproduction. Waterfalls do none of these things therefor waterfalls are nonliving. They carry things that are living.
No. The system consists of all living and nonliving things found in a large area. In a tropical forest ecosystem, they would be many. many different kinds of living things plus the nonliving things. In a desert ecosystem, there are fewer living things but many of the same nonliving things. Living: insects, bugs, bacteria, worms, centipedes, plants, birds and animals. Nonliving: sand, rocks, water and air.
When trying to come up with characteristics of nonliving things, it helps to think about what makes them different from living things. Unlike living organisms, nonliving things do not need water to survive, nor do they have reproductive or respiratory systems. In addition, nonliving things do not need nutrition in order to exist.