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Living Non-living Sorting
Science - Biology
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Level Primary
Age 3.5
Materials labels: "Living" & "Non-Living"
pictures or models of living things
pictures or models of non-living things

In this activity the child sorts items based on whether they represent living or non-living things.


Explain to the child or group of children the attributes of living things:

  • They use energy
  • They grow and develop
  • They reproduce
  • They respond to their environments
  • They adapt and evolve

  1. Take the material to a mat or table.
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  2. step two
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  3. step three

Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions


You could use either pictures or models for this lesson.

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