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Is It Alive Or Not Alive?

This activity asks students if they can tell if something is alive or not alive.

'Is It Alive Or Not Alive?' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Living Things and Their Habitats

Curriculum subtopic:  Things Living, Dead or Never Alive

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

All around us we are surrounded by both living, dead and non-living things. Humans, animals and plants are all living - they are alive. Objects like computers, plastic bottles and bricks are not alive and haven't ever been alive. 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.

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

 

Sample Question:

Is it alive, dead or never living?

 ANSWER: It has never been living because it is not a living creature.

Is the goldfish alive, dead or never living?

 

goldfish

Dead

Alive

Never living

Is the rubber duck alive, dead or never living?

 

rubber duck 

Alive

Dead

Never living

Is the plant alive, dead or never living?

 

Plant in pot 

Alive

Never living

Dead

Is it alive, dead or never living?

 

horse 

Dead

Never living

Alive

Is it alive, dead or never living?

 

bicycle

Alive

Dead

Never living

Is it alive, dead or never living?

 

steam train 

Never living

Alive

Dead

Is it alive, dead or never living?

 

 

tree

Never living

Dead

Alive

Is it alive, dead or never living?

 

bear

Dead

Alive

Never living

Is it alive, dead or never living?

 

teapot

Alive

Never living

Dead

Is it alive, dead or never living?

 

shark

Dead

Alive

Never living

Is the leaf dead, alive or never living?

 

autumn leaf

 

 

Dead

Alive

Never living

Are these animals alive, dead or never living?

Animal skeletons

Alive

Dead

Never living

  • Question 1

Is the goldfish alive, dead or never living?

 

goldfish

CORRECT ANSWER
Alive
EDDIE SAYS
This goldfish is alive and breathing, it is happily enjoying swimming around in the water.
  • Question 2

Is the rubber duck alive, dead or never living?

 

rubber duck 

CORRECT ANSWER
Never living
EDDIE SAYS
This rubber duck is made by humans from plastic and hasn't ever been alive.
  • Question 3

Is the plant alive, dead or never living?

 

Plant in pot 

CORRECT ANSWER
Alive
EDDIE SAYS
This plant is alive, it has healthy, green leaves and is growing well in the pot.
  • Question 4

Is it alive, dead or never living?

 

horse 

CORRECT ANSWER
Alive
EDDIE SAYS
This horse is certainly alive, it breathes and loves to gallop around!
  • Question 5

Is it alive, dead or never living?

 

bicycle

CORRECT ANSWER
Never living
EDDIE SAYS
This bicycle hasn't ever been alive, it is made from different materials and is designed for us to enjoy riding.
  • Question 6

Is it alive, dead or never living?

 

steam train 

CORRECT ANSWER
Never living
EDDIE SAYS
This steam train hasn't ever been alive, it has been made by humans to transport goods and passengers around.
  • Question 7

Is it alive, dead or never living?

 

 

tree

CORRECT ANSWER
Alive
EDDIE SAYS
This tree is alive, it breathes and grows. It looks very healthy with its huge branches and green leaves.
  • Question 8

Is it alive, dead or never living?

 

bear

CORRECT ANSWER
Never living
EDDIE SAYS
This bear is not alive as it is made by humans as a toy for children to love and play with.
  • Question 9

Is it alive, dead or never living?

 

teapot

CORRECT ANSWER
Never living
EDDIE SAYS
This teapot hasn't ever been alive, it is made from pottery and is designed to keep the tea warm.
  • Question 10

Is it alive, dead or never living?

 

shark

CORRECT ANSWER
Alive
EDDIE SAYS
This powerful shark is certainly alive and likes to swim quickly in the sea to catch its prey.
  • Question 11

Is the leaf dead, alive or never living?

 

autumn leaf

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Dead
EDDIE SAYS
This leaf is dead as it has now fallen from the living tree to the ground.
  • Question 12

Are these animals alive, dead or never living?

Animal skeletons

CORRECT ANSWER
Dead
EDDIE SAYS
These animals are dead, they are no longer living but their skeletons (bones) are left.
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