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					Characteristics of Living
        Things



        Rebecca Passetto
             Grade1
      Life Science Biology
                  Objectives
   Be able to determine whether something is a
    living thing         or a non-living thing.




   Learn and understand the 6 main
    characteristics of living things.
First Characteristic of Living Things
   The first characteristic of living things is that
    they are all composed of cells.
   Cells are the itsy bitsy puzzle pieces that make
    up all living things.
     Second Characteristic of Living
               Things
   The second characteristic of living things is
    Organization.
   All of the little cells that come together to
    make living things do so in a specific order.
   For example a group of muscle cells come
    together to form our muscles.
       Third Characteristic of Living
                 Things
    The third characteristic of living things is all
     living things use energy.

Animals and humans eat food    Plants however use the
to obtain their energy.        sunlight to obtain their
                               energy.
     Fourth Characteristic of Living
                Things
   The fourth characteristic of living things is
    homeostasis.
   This is maintaining the inside of their bodies.
   Eating the right foods and staying clean are
    parts of this maintaining process.
Fifth Characteristic of Living Things
   The fifth characteristic of living things is that
    all living things grow.
      Sixth Characteristic of Living
                Things
   The sixth characteristic of living things is
    reproduction. All living things need to
    reproduce to survive.
Living or Non-living and Why?



 Living      Non-Living    Living




Non-Living     Living     Non-Living
 Six Characteristics of Living Things
1.   Cells
2.   Organization
3.   Energy
4.   Homeostasis
5.   Growth
6.   Reproduction
                  Homework
   Go home and find 5 pictures of living things
    and 5 pictures of non-living things.
   Either out of a magazine, real photos or you
    can even draw them.
   Bring them to class and be prepared to share
    with the class whether they are living things or
    non-living things and why.

				
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