Name one living thing and one non-living thing.
Living things are living organisms that eat, breathe, reproduce, and respond to their environment. Non-living things don’t have the abilities of living things; they don’t eat, breathe, reproduce, or respond to their environment. Examples of living things are plants, animals, and humans. Examples of non-living things are rocks, pencils, and chairs.
Living & Non-Living Things
Living Things: Living things are any organisms that display the characteristics of life, such as eating, breathing, growing, and reproducing. Non-Living Things: Non-living things are anything that is not alive and does not display the characteristics of life, such as rocks, water, and air. Organisms: An organism is any living thing, including plants, animals, fungi, and other living organisms.
Living things are made up of cells, and some living things are made up of only one cell. Non-living things don't need food, water, air, and other things that living things need to survive. Living things reproduce and pass on their traits to their offspring, while non-living things don't reproduce.
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Work together in pairs: What is the difference between a living thing and a non-living thing?
Work together in pairs: What are two characteristics that all living things have in common?
Brain break: Draw a chicken teaching a class of fish how to fly in the sky.
Which of the following is a living thing?
Which of the following is a non-living thing?
Which of the following can reproduce?
- A flower
- A river
- An ant
- A mountain
Which of the following is an example of a living thing?
Which of the following cannot move?
- A dog
- A chair
- A butterfly
- A river