Dead or Alive?
|In the last Sci-ber Text activity you looked at the characteristics of living things or organisms. In this one, we will deal with everything else.|
|Nonliving things don’t breathe, eat, grow, or reproduce. They are things like rocks, air, crayons, cars, rubber duckies, and even fossils. You may argue about the fossils. They were once living organisms, but the key is that they aren’t alive now. The organism died, and its imprint is all that remains. They are no longer growing, eating and reproducing. Nonliving things are - NOT ALIVE!|
Look closely at these pictures:
These are nonliving things because they cannot grow, reproduce, or have parents.
Here are the characteristics of nonliving things:
Examples of nonliving things:
Most of the time it is easy to tell if something is living or nonliving. But sometimes things that were once living are now nonliving things? Look at these shells.
They were once a part of something living, but now they are nonliving.
Examples of once-living things:
Look at the pictures below. Click on the pictures of things that are living.
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