21st November 2019

harvard
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Is a leaf a living thing?

A leaf that has fallen off a tree is dead, which also means not alive. This must mean dead leaves are non-living things. People need water to live, so water must be a living thing too. Need water, food, air, space or shelter, and light (for most plants).

Similarly, is the hair a living thing?

As one of the Quick Reads in this unit explains, hair and fingernails are not alive, but they are considered living things because they are part of a living thing. Similar differences should be noted between the terms non- living and dead.

Do plants count as living things?

Plants are alive; they grow, eat, move and reproduce. We visit Kew Gardens to look for evidence that plants are living things.

What is an example of a living thing?

For young students things are 'living' if they move or grow; for example, the sun, wind, clouds and lightning are considered living because they change and move. Others think plants and certain animals are non-living.
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