CHARACTERISTICS AND NEEDS OF LIVING THINGS

Observe living and non-living things in your surroundings. what are the living and non-living things in your surrounding?

Observe plants and animals. Have you ever thought of the similarities between animal and plants? Explore, record and share the similarities among a cat, hen, cow, goat, dog, donkey, bird and potted plant. How are they similar and how are they different?

  • Compare physical characteristics of animals and plants.

In this chapter you will learn about living things:

  • ┬áNeed of food, Sunlight, Air and water for survival.
  • Move and Grow.
  • Reproduce and Maintain continuity of life.
  • Inherit characteristics.
  • similarities and differences within a single species.
  • Animal life cycle (from Germination of seed to the production of a flower).

All the students will be able to:

  • Identify factors necessary for both animals and plants to survive.
  • Compare physical characteristics of animals and plants.
  • Perform an experiment to show that living things can grow while non-living things cannot grow.
  • Explain that many characteristics are inherited from parents.
  • Explain the similarities and differences within a single species by giving examples.
  • Draw and label the key stages in the life cycle of a plant and an animal.
  • Compare the life cycle of two different kinds of animals.
  • Conduct a simple experiment to show growth in plants.

Factors Necessary for both Animals and Plants to Survive .

  • Identify factors for both animals and plants to survive.

There are two types of things present on Earth; living and Non-living. The living are divided into two major groups:

a) Animals; b) plants

All living things, plants and animals need sunlight, air, food and water to stay alive. without these four basic necessities, Living things cannot survive. How do we know if something is a living or Non-living thing?

We know that all living things, plants and animals, have some characteristics that are not found in Non-living things. what are these characteristics.

 

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