Living and Non-living Things
The learner should be able to
• Identify living and non living things.
• Differentiate living and non living things.
• Understand the interaction between living and non-living things.
I am Harini.
I have a puppy.
I call him Jimmy.
I give him eat.
He eats it quickly.
I play with him.
He jumps on me.
I love him very much.
I have a doll.
I call my doll Ammu.
I try to feed it.
It does not eat or drink.
It moves only when I wind the key.
I like my doll.
Harini wonder why her puppy ate food but her doll did not?
Do you know why? Let us find out.
Living things eat, grow, move and have young ones. They also breathe and feel.
I AM A LIVING BEING
Living things eat.
Living things grow.
Plant a seed and watch it grow.
Sequence the pictures.
Put a Tick (✓) against those that need food to live.
Living things can move from one place to another.
Living things have young ones.
THINK ZONE: A boat moves. Is it living?
Living things experience sensations. Living things breathe.
This cat is hungry. Help the cat reach the milk.
Connect the baby with its mother by drawing a line.
Let us talk
Look at the pictures. Use the first letters to get the words CAT and DOG.
Look at the picture.
Can you see a mountain, a river, a pond and a lake?
Mountains are made up of rocks and soil. The river, pond and lake are full of water. Soil and water help plants to grow. We get our food from plants. We breathe air. Air, water and soil are non-living things. Can we live without them?
Vocabulary: air, water, soil, river, mountain, pond, lake, sea
Observe the picture of life in water.
This is the sea. There are so many living things in it!
Colour the parts marked with a dot (.) yellow, the parts with a cross (x) green and the rest blue. What do you see?
Observe the picture. Differentiate the living things from non-living things. Give reasons.