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Living Things - Living, Non-Living or Dead
Plants and animals grow but only animals eat.

Living Things - Living, Non-Living or Dead

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Science for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with the differences between living, non-living and dead things.

In science people find things out about the world around them. Scientists find out about living things - plants and animals. At school, some things are living - you are and so is your teacher. But some things are not alive like the chair you are sitting on. Some things were once alive but are now dead. Other things were never alive and so are not dead but instead are called non-living. Let's find out more about living and non-living things.

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1.
What about these four? Which one of these is a living thing?
Sunflower
Stone
Rock
Brick
Don’t forget - it’s not just animals that are living things. Plants are living things, too!
2.
Which of these is NOT a living thing?
Teddy Bear
Cow
Lion
Elephant
This teddy bear is cuddly, but he doesn’t really eat, sleep or walk
3.
Jacob is eating a sandwich. Jacob eats his food. Which of these things eats food?
Flowers
Trees
Grass
Animals
That’s right - animals eat to get their food. Have you ever seen a plant eating a sandwich?
4.
What is the plant doing?
Walking
Talking
Growing
Eating
That’s right - all living things grow when they are young - plants and animals
5.
Look at the picture carefully. How do we know the bear is alive?
The bear is catching its food
There are fish in the river
The water is wet
The bear is brown
They are all true! But which one tells us the bear is alive? The bear catches fish. It eats fish. The bear has to eat food to stay alive
6.
The mother is feeding her baby. How do you know the baby is NOT a doll?
The baby is small
The baby eats her food
The baby has hair
The baby has big eyes
You can play with dolls. You can pretend to feed them. But dolls cannot really eat food. Dolls are not living things. Babies are living things, just like you
7.
Molly is pretending to feed her doll. Why can the doll not eat the food?
The doll is not a living thing
The doll is full up
The doll does not like porridge
The doll is poorly
Playing with dolls is good fun. But dolls are not living things
8.
These horses are running. What are the horses doing?
Eating
Talking
Sleeping
Moving
Animals can move about. Horses can run. Birds can fly. Fish can swim
9.
How will the boy get to be as tall as his father?
The boy will read
The boy will talk
The boy will grow
The boy will watch television
All animals grow when they are young. Plants grow, too!
10.
Which one of these is alive?
Chair
Table
Dog
House
People live in your house. But the house is not a living thing. Houses are made from bricks and stone
Author:  David Bland

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