Living and Non-Living Things

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Our Living and Non-Living Things Lesson Plan compares and contrasts living and non-living things, identifies characteristics of living and non-living things, and distinguishes between living and non-living things.  Generalize understanding and engage critical thinking skills as students identify common living and non-living things that they cannot readily see within their environment.

Living and Non-Living Things Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Living and Non-Living Things
  • Living and Non-Living Things Cut and Paste Activity
  • Living and Non-Living Things Observation Practice Worksheet
  • Living and Non-Living Things Homework Worksheet
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Our Living and Non-Living Things Lesson Plan compares and contrasts living and non-living things, identifies characteristics of living and non-living things, and distinguishes between living and non-living things.  Generalize understanding and engage critical thinking skills as students identify common living and non-living things that they cannot readily see within their environment.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Resources Snippet:

  1. Display a plant and a rock. Ask students: What is the difference between the two things?
  2. Allow for responses and discussion. List the students’ responses in two columns. One column for the rock, the other column for the plant.
  3. Introduce living and non-living things. Ask students for examples of each.
  4. Distribute Living and Non-Living Things content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Save the last question for the closing of the lesson. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  5. Distribute Activity page. Read and review the instructions. Distribute the scissors, glue, construction paper, colored pencils. Allow students time to complete the activity.
  6. When all students have completed, ask volunteers to share their work. Prominently display the students’ work.
  7. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses. The answer key shows 9 living and non-living things each, but students may locate others.
  8. Ask students what thing may be living or non-living that they cannot see, such as worms in the ground, desks in the buildings, windows, etc.
  9. Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses.
  10. In closing, ask students to share some of their favorite living and non-living things, and why they chose them as their favorite.

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Common Core State Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.9, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.9, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.9

Class Sessions (45 minutes):  2 – 3 class sessions

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

Subject

Science

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