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Scientists often divide or classify things into three major groups. These groups are living, nonliving, and once-living. The difference between living things and once living things is that livings things are still alive.

Your goal will be to correctly identify the correct group for each of the following photographs.

For each of the following items, click the name of the correct group.


Living
Once Living
Nonliving
Living
Once Living
Nonliving
Living
Once Living
Nonliving
Living
Once Living
Nonliving
Living
Once Living
Nonliving
Living
Once Living
Nonliving
Living
Once Living
Nonliving
Living
Once Living
Nonliving
Living
Once Living
Nonliving
Living
Once Living
Nonliving
Living
Once Living
Nonliving
Living
Once Living
Nonliving
Living
Once Living
Nonliving

Analysis:

  1. Which group of photographs was the easiest for you to correctly identify?
  2. How hard is it to tell the difference between living and once-living?

Extension:

Use the Internet or a digital camera to collect photographs of objects that fit into these three groups. Share your collections with friends, family, or classmates by making a multi-media presentation.

Review science safety rules here.

Get the plug-ins: Get Adobe Acrobat Reader , and Get Quicktime Player. (The Quicktime plug-in is needed to play sounds and movies correctly.)

Want to share photos of you or your friends doing this activity? Send it in an e-mail with the following information:

  1. The title of the activity
  2. The URL (Internet address)
  3. Your name.

Remember that no pictures can be used that show student faces or student names on it. 

Teachers should view the Teacher Site Map to relate Sci-ber text and the USOE 7th grade science core.


Updated October 24, 2008 by: Glen Westbroek

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