Living and Non-Living Sort

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What do an ice cream cone, bicycle, and alarm clock all have in common? That's exactly what young scientists will find out as sort these pictures and learn about the differences between living and non-living things.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Print out and laminate these picture cards, using them as a science learning center in the primary grades
  • Pass out the pictures to students and as a whole class have them separate the living from the non-living things
  • After sorting the pictures, discuss the similarities and different between the objects, leading to a definition of living things
  • Includes 29 clear, colorful images of living and non-living things
  • Provides pictures of objects that are familiar to young children
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