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Understand Whether Something is Alive or Not Alive

In this worksheet, students will be asked to say if something is alive or not alive.

'Understand Whether Something is Alive or Not Alive' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 2 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Living Things and Their Habitats

Curriculum subtopic:   Things Living, Dead or Never Alive

Popular topics:   Biology worksheets, Biology old worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

All around us we are surrounded by living, dead and non-living things.


Humans, animals and plants are all living - they are alive.


cycling family


Objects like computers, plastic bottles and bricks are not alive and haven't ever been alive. They are made of man-made materials, not from an animal or living thing.


plastic bottles


Other things, like leaves on the ground or the bones of an animal are dead and once belonged to a living creature, for example a living tree or a living bird.


dry brown dead leaves fish skeleton


In this activity, we will look at each of the pictures and then decide if they show something that is alive, dead or never been alive.



Is it alive, dead or never living?


shiny silver bell



It has never been living because it is not a living creature and it is made of metal, not a material that could have once been alive, like wood.


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