Classifying everything around us as living and nonliving is one of the first concepts we teach in early elementary science because it is so fundamentally important.
- Students will be able to compare living and nonliving things.
- Students will be able to identify characteristics of living and nonliving things.
- The term living thing refers to things that are now or once were alive.
- Non-living things do not eat, grow, breathe, move and reproduce. They do not have senses.
The interactions between living things and their non living environment makes up a total ecosystem; understanding any one part of it requires knowledge of how that part interacts with the others.