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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) 7
    2) 10
    3) 5
    4) 3
  • Which of these is not a living thing?

    1) A toothbrush
    2) A bird
    3) A tree
    4) A spider
  • Which one of these things is not a living thing?

    1) A car
    2) A daisy
    3) A beetle
    4) A mushroom
  • Which one of these things is a living thing?

    1) A virus
    2) a pen
    3) a fire
    4) a stream
  • Which is the odd one out?

    1) Bike
    2) Lamb
    3) Tree
    4) Duck
  • Which of these statements is NOT correct?

    1) Non-living things reproduce
    2) Non-living things do not breathe
    3) Non-living things do not grow
    4) Non-living things do not take in nutrients
  • What are all living things known as?

    1) Organisms
    2) Organs
    3) Oranges
    4) Orchestras
  • What is an example of 'sensitivity' or responding to the world around you?

    1) All of them
    2) Shivering when you are cold
    3) Taking your hand away from a hot fire
    4) Being hungry and eating some food
  • Is a book a living thing?

    1) No
    2) Yes
  • We can see all living things with the naked eye?

    1) No
    2) Yes
  • Is a rotting log a living thing?

    1) No
    2) Yes
  • Is a rock a living thing?

    1) No
    2) Yes
  • Are bacteria living things?

    1) Yes
    2) No
  • Do all living things grow?

    1) Yes
    2) No
  • All animals and plants are living things?

    1) Yes
    2) No

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