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.