Living And Nonliving Things

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Students learn that all living things have needs and some of these are air, water, and energy from food. They are shown how to tell the difference between living and nonliving things. They also learn that plants are living things and see how their needs are met and how they move, grow, and change. Finally, they compare objects at home, in a pond, in a neighborhood, and on a farm, and group them as either living or nonliving.

Student Application

Figure out the differences between living and nonliving things.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand the signs of life that all living things exhibit.
    1. Living things grow and change. An insect grows from a tiny larva to an adult insect. A plant grows from a tiny sprout to a tree, bush, or vine.
    2. Living things move on their own. Animals breathe, walk, crawl, s...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Have students glue two yarn circles onto a piece of construction paper. Label one circle "Living Things," and the other circle "Nonliving Things." Ask the students to cut pictures out of magazines or draw pictures of things that fit into each group.
  2. Make two large circles in the center of the room. Label one circle "Living Thin...

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