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A snake needs to shed its skin regularly as it grows.


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Growth is maturing. Growing is something that you are doing all the time without even having to think about it. You grow a little bit taller every day, although you may not notice it. Over time you will have changed from a child into an adult. But humans are not the only living organisms to grow - animals and plants do too. You may have seen your pet change from a small puppy into a fully grown dog. It's easy to see plants growing - plant some seeds and, before long, they'll have roots and stems.

Which of the following is not made up of cells?
A rose
A marble statue
A piece of absorbent cotton
A melon
Marble is made of tiny particles, not cells
Which of the following living organisms grows?
A chick
A runner bean plant
An adult human
All of the above
All living organisms grow! Growth is one of the life processes. Adults continue to grow, hair and nails for example - they just don't (usually) grow taller!
Living organisms grow by producing what?
Cells are also produced to repair a living organism when it has been injured or damaged
In order to grow well, what do plants need?
Water only
Light only
Light, water, warmth and carbon dioxide
Plant food and soil only
Minerals from the soil help plants to grow as well as possible
What tiny things are living organisms made from?
All living organisms are made up of cells. Even once-living materials such as wood, wool or leather are still made up of cells
When do living organisms stop growing?
When they reach a particular height
When they die
When they are old
When they don't get enough rest
Living organisms only stop growing at death
In order to see most cells, what must you use?
A microwave
A telescope
A microscope
A mirror
Only a few cells are large enough to be seen with the naked eye
Which of these objects is not made of materials which were once alive?
A wooden spoon
A copper kettle
Leather gloves
A woolen coat
Wool and leather come from animals and wood comes from trees - these materials come from living organisms
In order to grow well, what does the human body need?
Water and exercise only
Food, exercise, water and rest
Food, vitamin tablets and medicine only
Food only
Without food, water and rest we would soon die
Which living organism needs to shed its skin regularly as it grows?
Coconut palm
The outer skin of a snake is dead and cannot grow - as the snake grows, a new layer of skin forms underneath and the old skin is shed. Many insects regularly discard their exoskeletons for the same reason
Author:  Sheri Smith

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