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Living and Non-Living Things PowerPoint

Teach Starter Publishing
PowerPoint | 9 pages | Years: F - 3

A 9 slide editable PowerPoint template to use when teaching students about the concepts of living and non-living.

This PowerPoint presentation has been designed to introduce younger students to the characteristics of living and non-living things. It includes:

  • an explanation of the terms ‘living’ and ‘non-living’
  • a class sorting activity
  • an individual sorting activity.


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  • Sophie Carrigan

    I have a question about using Power Point in general - does anyone know how to use the drag objects on a slide (for example the sorting activity in the PPT for this lesson) while it is still in full screen mode? Or do you have to minimise it down in order to move objects?

    • Paul (Teach Starter)

      Hi Sophie, Thanks for getting in touch! You are right when you assume that you cannot move the objects on the slide when the PowerPoint is in presentation mode. We suggest using that slide for a class discussion, noting the classification for each object then checking the answers against the following slide. We do like your idea of having more interactivity with that particular slide! We'll take a look and let you know if an update becomes available. If you would like to give the idea a 'nudge,' you can always submit a change request to this resource using the Changes & Updates tab above. This tab can be found near the comments section. Requests are voted on by the Teach Starter community and we create the top requests.