Living and Non-Living Things
Lower Elementary School
Description: During this project, students identify living and non-living things and their characteristics. Students explore different habitats and the relationship between the living and non-living things in those habitats. The class chooses a specific habitat and each student draws and laser cuts a living or non-living component of that habitat. Then the class assembles a model of the habitat using the individual laser cut designs.
Distance Learning: This project includes an in-person learning and distance learning option. The in-person learning option requires a laser cutter/engraver to complete.
Standards: This project aligns to Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, Next Generation Science Standards, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, and Florida CPALMS Standards for kindergarten through second grade.
21st Century Skills: Creativity, Flexibility, Collaboration, Communication
Classify and compare living and non-living things.
Identify the characteristics of living and non-living things.
Construct a Venn diagram.
Use and share makerspace equipment safely.
Construct a model of a habitat.