Big Idea:Young children think that many non-living things are alive and that many living things are not. This lesson requires kids to define life through criteria and use that criteria to identify things as living or non-living.
Big Idea:The lines between what is living, non-living, and never living are very blurred for young children. For them, their toys can be alive or their car because it moves. This lesson clears the lines between living and non-living.
Big Idea:Young children can narrow down ideas with support and draw conclusions from what they observe, but they struggle to extend that knowledge to an application level. This lesson requires them to utilize the list of "living"criteria for each object pictured.