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Living things

  1. 1. Living Things by Ms. Lysandrou
  2. 2. Vocabulary
  3. 3. All things on earth are one of the following: <ul><li>Living </li></ul><ul><li>Non-living </li></ul><ul><li>Dead </li></ul><ul><li>Have potential for life </li></ul>
  4. 4. Living Things <ul><ul><li>have cells </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>react to stimuli </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eat, need air, and use nutrients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>grow and change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can make more of themselves. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Apple trees make more apple trees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People make more people. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Cells <ul><li>All living things are divided into pieces called cells. </li></ul><ul><li>Most cells are so small, you need a microscope to see them! </li></ul><ul><li>Cells have all the information living things need to grow and change. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cells There are many kinds of cells that do different things. There are plant cells and animal cells. Click the picture for a short video showing all kinds of cells moving around inside your body!
  7. 7. Nutrients <ul><li>Animals get nutrients from the foods they eat. </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrients are the vitamins and other good stuff that living things need to grow and stay healthy. </li></ul><ul><li>Plants get nutrients from soil. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Stimuli
  9. 10. <ul><li>The plant reacts to the sun, water and air. </li></ul><ul><li>How do you know the plant reacts to these stimuli? </li></ul>
  10. 12. Environment <ul><li>The environment is the place where something or someone is. </li></ul><ul><li>Right now, your environment is school. </li></ul><ul><li>Later, your environment will be home, soccer practice, or maybe the store. </li></ul>
  11. 13. A tree’s environment is the forest.
  12. 14. <ul><li>In what environment would you find a fish? </li></ul><ul><li>Where would you find a book? </li></ul>
  13. 15. Non-living Things <ul><ul><li>Things that do not: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>have cells </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>react to stimuli </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eat, need air, nor use nutrients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>grow and change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>make more of themselves </li></ul></ul><ul><li>are non-living . </li></ul>
  14. 16. Dead <ul><li>These are things that were once alive, but are not anymore. </li></ul><ul><li>They do not take in nutrients, or grow and change anymore. </li></ul><ul><li>Some examples are wood and paper. </li></ul>
  15. 17. Potential For Life <ul><li>Some things COULD be alive if the conditions were right. </li></ul><ul><li>One example is a seed. The seed itself is not living UNTIL it is in soil with water and sun. THEN it becomes a living thing that grows and changes, takes in nutrients and responds to changes in it’s environment. </li></ul>
  16. 19. Click here to see if you know what’s living and what isn’t!
  17. 20. Turn and Talk <ul><li>What do you know about living things? </li></ul><ul><li>What is environment? </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about how a plant reacts to air, water, sun and soil. </li></ul>
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