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Living vs. Nonliving Things - Interactive and Printable Sorting Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 1

Compare the characteristics of living and nonliving things with this cut-and-paste Venn Diagram worksheet.

No-Prep Science Lessons

Can your students differentiate the characteristics between living and nonliving things? Why not find out with this simple printable or interactive sorting activity?

With this resource, students will practice identifying the characteristics of both living and nonliving things. An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet or interactive activity as an activity for:

For students who need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to draw a scene with only living things present and another with only nonliving things present.

If there are students who need additional support, reduce the number of characteristics for them to sort. Additionally, invite students to reference previous assignments, posters, or anchor charts.

Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource or the Interactive Drag and Drop Sort on Google Slides.

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete. We have also put two student copies of the cut and paste characteristics on one page to save on paper. Each student only needs half a page to complete the activity.

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.

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