Science - 2019-20
K.6 - Living Processes and Systems: Living vs. Nonliving
The student will investigate and understand that there are differences between living organisms and nonliving objects.. Key ideas include
a) all things can be classified as living or nonliving; and
- identify living organisms and nonliving objects found at home and at school Bloom's Level: Knowledge
- classify objects as living or nonliving Bloom's Level: Understand
b) living organisms have certain characteristics that distinguish them from nonliving objects.
- identify and
describe the basic characteristics of living organisms. Bloom's Level: Knowledge / Understand
Living and nonliving things have differences; recognition of these differences is essential to developing a deeper understanding of living systems.
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
- Living is used to
describe anything that is or has ever been alive (e.g., dog, flower,
- Nonliving is
used to describe anything that is not now nor has ever been alive(e.g., rock, mountain, glass,
- All living things grow, breathe, reproduce,
excrete, respond to stimuli, and have similar basic needs like nourishment.
What are examples of living organisms and nonliving objects?
Why are differences between living organisms and nonliving objects?
In order to meet this standard, it is expected that students will
- identify and describe the basic characteristics of living things (growth, movement, response to the environment, having offspring, and the need for food, air, and water).
- identify living organisms and nonliving objects found
at home and at school.
- classify items by living or nonliving.
air - a mixture of nitrogen, oxygen, and small amounts of other gases that surrounds the earth and forms its atmosphere
a distinguishing feature or quality
different - characteristics which are NOT alike
growth -size or
stage of development
cycle - the changes that occur in a plant or
animal from the beginning to the end of its life
living - have specific needs: animals: air, water, food, shelter, space to live
plants: nutrients, air, water, sunlight, space,
- how an object or organism moves
nonliving - items which do not require air, water, food and shelter or space to live.
nutrients - a substance that provides nourishment essential for growth and maintenance of life
offspring - an organism's young
- vertebrate which is cold-blooded, have dry scaly skin, breathe with lungs and
give birth using eggs.
seed -used by a flowering plant to reproduce
shelter - a place giving protection from bad weather or danger
similar - resembling without being identical