Living and Non-Living Things

Information about Living and Non-Living Things

Published on September 12, 2009

Author: fivbert

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LIVINGOrganisms &NON-LIVINGMaterials : By: Amy Goldsmith (adapted by Mrs. V) LIVINGOrganisms &NON-LIVINGMaterials Living Organisms and Non-Living Materials : Living Organisms and Non-Living Materials We are surrounded by living and non-living things. Everything around us is either living or non-living. Living Things : Living Things People are living! A cat playing with a ball is living. Characteristics of Living Things : Characteristics of Living Things All living things must have 7 characteristics. All 7 characteristics must be present in order for an organism to be living. In order for something to be living it must: move, grow, eat, reproduce, breathe or respire, Excrete waste, and Have senses. 1. Move : 1. Move All living things have movement. An example of movement is a monkey running from one place to another. In order for something to be living it must: move, grow, eat, reproduce, breathe or respire, Excrete waste, and Have senses. 2. Grow : 2. Grow All living things grow. An example is when babies grow up to be big like their parents. In order for something to be living it must: move, grow, eat, reproduce, breathe or respire, Excrete waste, and Have senses. 3. Feed or Eat : 3. Feed or Eat All living things obtain food from their environment. An example is a panda feeding off the leaves from trees. In order for something to be living it must: move, grow, eat, reproduce, breathe or respire, Excrete waste, and Have senses. 4. Reproduce : 4. Reproduce All living things reproduce or have off-spring. An example of reproduction is a dog and her puppies. In order for something to be living it must: move, grow, eat, reproduce, breathe or respire, Excrete waste, and Have senses. 5. Breathing or Respiration : 5. Breathing or Respiration All living things take in air from their environment in order to survive. Example: A man has to breathe while he runs a race. In order for something to be living it must: move, grow, eat, reproduce, breathe or respire, Excrete waste, and Have senses. 6.Excretion : 6.Excretion All living things get rid of their waste. For example, when people eat food, they must get rid of waste by going to the restroom. In order for something to be living it must: move, grow, eat, reproduce, breathe or respire, Excrete waste, and Have senses. 7. Sensitivity : 7. Sensitivity All living things are aware of their surroundings. We see, smell, hear, taste and feel In order for something to be living it must: move, grow, eat, reproduce, breathe or respire, Excrete waste, and Have senses. Living and Non-Living Things : Living and Non-Living Things Sometimes objects can seem living because they may have 1 or more characteristics of living things. For example, a boat moves, but it is not living! In order for something to be living it must: move, grow, eat, reproduce, breathe or respire, Excrete waste, and Have senses. Non-Living Things : Non-Living Things If an object does not have all 7 characteristics of living things, then it is non-living. In order for something to be living it must: move, grow, eat, reproduce, breathe or respire, Excrete waste, and Have senses. Is a Flower Living or Non-living? : Is a Flower Living or Non-living? A flower is living. It obtains water and soil and light from the environment. A new flower comes from seeds from a grown flower. In order for something to be living it must: move, grow, eat, reproduce, breathe or respire, Excrete waste, and Have senses. Is a bike living or non-living? : Is a bike living or non-living? A bike is non-living! It moves, but it does not eat, or reproduce, or even grow! In order for something to be living it must: move, grow, eat, reproduce, breathe or respire, Excrete waste, and Have senses. Is a baby living or non-living? : Is a baby living or non-living? A baby is living. They eat, use the bathroom, grow, and eventually have their own babies when they grow up! In order for something to be living it must: move, grow, eat, reproduce, breathe or respire, Excrete waste, and Have senses. Living and Non-Living Things… : Living and Non-Living Things… Living and non-living things are all around us. Look around, can you tell the difference now? In order for something to be living it must: Move, Grow, Eat, Reproduce, Breathe or respire, Excrete waste, and Have senses. Webliography : Webliography http://www.creatas.com http://www.animationfactory.com http://www.saburchill.com http://www.pro.corbis.com Living Organisms and Non-Living Materials by Amy Goldsmith (with some adaptations) living things = bacteria, plants and animals nonliving things = soil, water, physical space & energy In order for something to be living it must: move, grow, eat, reproduce, breathe or respire, excrete waste, and have senses.

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