Plants and animals are both kingdoms of living things. They differ in important aspects. The chart below summarizes some of these differences.
|Plants generally are rooted in one place an do not move on their own||Most animals have the ability to move fairly freely.|
|Plants contain chlorophyl and can make their own food||
Animals cannot make their own food and are dependent on plants and other animals for food.
|Plants give off oxygen and take in carbon dioxide given off by animals.||Animals give off carbon dioxide which plants need to make food and take in oxygen which they need to breathe.|
|Plants cells have cell walls and other structures differ from those of animals.||Animal cells do not have cell walls and have different structures than plant cells|
|Plants have either no or very basic ability to sense.||Animals have a much more highly develped sensory and nervous system.|
|Plants Main Page||How Plants and Animals Differ||Photosynthesis||Algae||Mosses|
|Roots||Stems||Flowers||Links and Activities||Seeds|