Alive or Not? - Are You Among the Living or the Nonliving?
An environment is an area in which living and nonliving things are found. It has a specific temperature, moisture, and light.
Remember you learned all organisms are living. Air, wind, soil, water, are some things that are nonliving.
Each environment has interactions between living and nonliving things.
All organisms breathe air. Every breath you take is an interaction. You are an organism, a living thing; and the air that you breathe is a nonliving thing.
Animals need plants for food and shelter. Animals can transport plant seeds by their mouths, or by seeds getting stuck in their fur. Interaction is always occurring between living and nonliving things.
Living things depend on nonliving things.
Click on each word below that is a living
Look closely at the picture to the right. See if you can pick out the living and nonliving things in this picture. Check your answers with the chart below.
Now you try it.
Name one living and one nonliving thing in each environment. Highlight the box next to each picture to see the answers.
Living: bird, grass
Living: sheep, plants
Nonliving: rocks, sky
Living: dragonfly, grass
Nonliving: water, rock
Living: elk, grass, trees, bushes
Nonliving: rocks, water, dead trees