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Living, Non-living, Never Lived?

We can group every-day things in the world around as LIVING, NON-LIVING or NEVER LIVED.

'Living, Non-living, Never Lived?' 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

Think about the objects you use every day.

 

A metal spoon A glass Woolen socks

 

We know that all of these things belong to the NON-LIVING group - that's the easy part!

The metal spoon and the glass are made of materials which have NEVER LIVED.

The socks are made from a material which was once part of a living animal. Wool grows on sheep and we can use wool to make lots of useful objects. 


 

We use wool because it is soft and warm.

 

Now test your knowledge!

Which group does this sunflower seed belong to?

 

living

non-living

never lived

Which group does this garden gnome belong to?

 

 

 

living

non-living

never lived

Which group do you think this wooden chair fits into? Choose one!

 


living

non-living

never lived

Look at the stick insect.  


 

Is the stick insect......

living?

non-living?

never lived?

These shoes are made of leather.


 

Are they.......

living?

non-living?

never lived?

Brick is a hard material we use for building, but which group does it belong to?


living

non living

never lived


 

Which group does this bread belong to?

living

non-living

never lived

 

This beautiful bird's nest is made from materials we can describe as......

living

non-living

never lived

Which group does the gold ring belong to?


living

non-living

never lived


 

The sausage belongs in which group?

living

non-living

never lived

  • Question 1

Which group does this sunflower seed belong to?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
living
EDDIE SAYS
We know the bean seed is alive because it is growing roots.
  • Question 2

Which group does this garden gnome belong to?

 

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
never lived
EDDIE SAYS
I know he looks happy, but this gnome is made of a material which has never lived.
  • Question 3

Which group do you think this wooden chair fits into? Choose one!

 


CORRECT ANSWER
non-living
EDDIE SAYS
Things made from wood were once part of a living tree. We use wood because it is hard and we can make it into different shapes.
  • Question 4

Look at the stick insect.  


 

Is the stick insect......

CORRECT ANSWER
living?
EDDIE SAYS
Living things move and grow - just like you!
  • Question 5

These shoes are made of leather.


 

Are they.......

CORRECT ANSWER
non-living?
EDDIE SAYS
Leather comes from cows. We use leather because it is soft, but hard-wearing.
  • Question 6

Brick is a hard material we use for building, but which group does it belong to?


CORRECT ANSWER
never lived
EDDIE SAYS
The material we use to make bricks is a kind of soil called clay. We dig it out of the ground and it has never lived.
  • Question 7


 

Which group does this bread belong to?

CORRECT ANSWER
non-living
EDDIE SAYS
Bread is made from flour which comes from wheat grains. Farmers grow wheat in their fields.
  • Question 8

 

This beautiful bird's nest is made from materials we can describe as......

CORRECT ANSWER
non-living
EDDIE SAYS
The twigs and moss in the bird's nest were once living plants.
  • Question 9

Which group does the gold ring belong to?


CORRECT ANSWER
never lived
EDDIE SAYS
Gold is a metal which we find in the ground in some parts of the world.
  • Question 10


 

The sausage belongs in which group?

CORRECT ANSWER
non-living
EDDIE SAYS
Animals give us meat which we can make into sausages and burgers.
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