Lesson Worksheet: Characteristics of Living Things Science

In this worksheet, we will practice using characteristics to determine if something is living or nonliving.


A pile of sand does not move on its own. Is it living?

  • AYes
  • BNo


Six things are put into groups.

Group 1Group 2
A dog
A boy
A rock
A ball

Which group has living things?

  • AGroup 1
  • BGroup 2
  • CGroup 1 and group 2


A bird breathes in air, grows, moves on its own, eats food, and drinks water. Is it living?

  • AYes
  • BNo


Count the living and nonliving things in the picture below. Which is more?

  • ANonliving things
  • BLiving things


Mason is coloring objects in a worksheet.

A boy sitting and studying

He colors living objects blue and nonliving objects red. Which color should a car be?

  • ABlue
  • BRed


Which group has living things?

  • AGroup 3
  • BGroup 2
  • CGroup 1


Look at the rabbit below. What makes it a living thing?

  • AIt moves on its own.
  • BIt needs food and water.
  • CIt needs air.
  • DAll of the answers are correct.


Which group does a moth belong to?

Living ThingsNonliving Things
A cow
A hamster
A rose bush
A box
A pencil
A dried leaf
  • ANonliving things
  • BLiving things

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