BC: This book was created for our class. We are learning about living and nonliving things. Join us in discovery. 2012
FC: Living &Nonliving Things
1: What is a living thing? | A living thing has to be able to grow and reproduce. It has to be alive now or have been alive at some point in time.
2: All living things take in food for energy. They move in some way- even plants have roots that move toward water. | All living things breathe, even plants. It might not be through lungs like we do, but they do breathe. They also have to rid their systems of waste....EWWW.
3: Because living things eat, they must grow. Living things react to changes in their environment. | All living things reproduce. Humans and animals have babies. Plants produce seeds that make other plants.
4: What is a non-living thing?
5: If something is nonliving, that means it was never alive. It can never reproduce. Things like toys, shoes, pencils, and sand are nonliving things. | Nonliving things don't need water or air or food. Can you name some other nonliving things?
6: It does not matter if the item is no longer living, if it was once alive, it is considered a living thing.
7: Size does not matter. Mountains are huge and they are nonliving things. Kittens are small and they are living things.
8: Living things have basic needs. All living things need food to eat, water to drink, and air to breathe.
9: Living | Nonliving things do not have basic needs. They are fine just the way they are. They do not need food, water, or air to be what they are.