The Characteristics of Living Things I

How do you tell if something is alive?

  • Work in pairs to make a list of the characteristics of Living Things on paper or using your laptops.
  • Compare notes and discuss as a whole class.
  • Then access this XSIQ material (from school only)
    • Living things
    • Introduction
    • The characteristics of living things
    • All living things are made of cells
  • continue using this web site


  • Read Section 8.4 of your text book
  • Reflect on what you learnt in science today in your Journal.
  • Add any new words to your Glossary.