Living vs non-living things 

(seres vivos e inertes)

Everybody can say whether something is alive or not, but how do we know when things are alive? 

Can you explain explain the differences between a living thing (organism) and a non-living thing?

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Here you have some online games to prove you can tell whether something is a living thing or not.

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Let´s set some basic concepts so we can carry on without getting confused:

- Living thing: it is anything that is or has ever been alive.

- Non-living: it is anything that is not now nor has ever been alive.

- Non-living is different from dead.

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Characteristics of living things (organisms)



1.- Living things are BORN


2.- Living things GROW

3.- Living things REPRODUCE (have babies)



4.- Living things NOURISH (eat)

5.- Living things RESPOND TO STIMULI



6.- Living things DIE

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Activity

- Make a list of living and non-living things.

- Explain if any of the non-living things have any of the characteristics of the living things.


Activity (Art)


Option 1.- Make a living thing using non-living materials. 

Option 2.- Makea non-living thing using living materials.