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LIVING AND NON-LIVING THINGS

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Question 2

The following list shows seven non-living things. All seven, however, show one or more of the characteristics of living things.

 

bicycle

a fire

crystal

aeroplane

mountain stream

volcano

automatic doors

 

(a) What are the characteristics of living things shown by each of these items?
An example, an car, has been completed for you.

(b) Explain why these seven things are non-living even though they show one or more of the characteristics of living things.

Table for answers to part (a)

 

NON-LIVING THING

CHARACTERISTIC(S) OF LIVING THINGS

 

Movement

Feeding

Growth

Breathing

Excretion

Sensitivity

Reproduction

car

X

X

 

X

X

X
(some)

 

bicycle

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

a fire

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

crystal

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

aeroplane

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

mountain stream

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

volcano

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

automatic doors

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

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