What are the characteristics of living things?

In this lesson, we will learn what the acronym MRS NERG stands for and learn each of the characteristics of living things. We will then identify and sort a range of living and non-living things.

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Quiz:

What are the characteristics of living things? Quiz

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Q1.Is a stone a living thing?

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Q2.Is a tree a living thing?

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Q3.What does the M in MRS NERG stand for?

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Q4.What does the E in MRS NERG stand for?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

What are the characteristics of living things? Quiz

Don't worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning.

Q1.Is a stone a living thing?

1/4

Q2.Is a tree a living thing?

2/4

Q3.What does the M in MRS NERG stand for?

3/4

Q4.What does the E in MRS NERG stand for?

4/4

Lesson summary: What are the characteristics of living things?

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