Living and Non-Living Things micro-lesson
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Living things are known as organisms and include humans, plants, animals, and sometimes smaller things that are harder to see like bacteria. All living things carry out seven functions that make them alive. The first one is movement, and we can see that humans and animals can move but plants also move too with water and nutrients flowing up and down the plant. The second one is respiration which is the release of energy. The third function is sensitivity responding to the world around them. The fourth function is getting nutrients from food or if you're a plant, creating your own. The fifth function of all living things is excretion or getting rid of waste. The sixth one is reproduction or creating offspring. The seventh and final function that all living things do is grow. A fish, for example, is a living thing because it can carry out all these seven functions by itself. A toothbrush is not a living thing. We may help it move by brushing our teeth, but it cannot do it by itself.
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How many functions do lliving things carry out that make them alive?1) 72) 103) 54) 3
Which of these is not a living thing?1) A toothbrush2) A bird3) A tree4) A spider
Which one of these things is not a living thing?1) A car2) A daisy3) A beetle4) A mushroom
Which one of these things is a living thing?1) A virus2) a pen3) a fire4) a stream
Which is the odd one out?1) Bike2) Lamb3) Tree4) Duck
Which of these statements is NOT correct?1) Non-living things reproduce2) Non-living things do not breathe3) Non-living things do not grow4) Non-living things do not take in nutrients
What are all living things known as?1) Organisms2) Organs3) Oranges4) Orchestras
What is an example of 'sensitivity' or responding to the world around you?1) All of them2) Shivering when you are cold3) Taking your hand away from a hot fire4) Being hungry and eating some food
Is a book a living thing?1) No2) Yes
We can see all living things with the naked eye?1) No2) Yes
Is a rotting log a living thing?1) No2) Yes
Is a rock a living thing?1) No2) Yes
Are bacteria living things?1) Yes2) No
Do all living things grow?1) Yes2) No
All animals and plants are living things?1) Yes2) No
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