Meaning and Characteristics (Properties) of Non Living | Classification of Non Living Things | Importance of Non Living Things

 

 

NON LIVING THINGS

Non living things are anything without life such as materials – objects or body. They are anything which cannot grow, move, breathe and reproduce.

 

PROPERTIES (CHARACTERISTICS) OF NON LIVING THINGS 

The characteristics of on living things are as follows:

1. They do not breathe or need air.

2. They do not need food and water to survive.

3. They do not respond to changes.

4.They do not reproduce.

5. They do not grow.

6. They cannot move by themselves.

7. They cannot  die.

 

 

CLASSIFICATION OF NON LIVING 

Non living things can be classified as –

1. Metal Materials – iron

2. Non – Metal Materials – wood, paper, water, etc.

 

IMPORTANCE (USES) OF METAL MATERIALS 

Metallic materials are any materials that contain the metal elements in their raw form. For example, materials like iron, lead or copper. These materials are useful materials because of their strength, toughness and stiffness and they are used for the following,

1. Tools

2. Packaging

3. Weapons

4. Transportation

5. Defence

6. Electric conductors

7. Beautification

8. Jewelleries

9. Construction, etc.

 

 

IMPORTANCE (USES) OF NON METAL MATERIALS 

Non metallic materials are materials that do not contain any metal substances in them. For example, materials like plastic, paper, cloth, wood, etc. that have no metallic content and they are used for the following,

1. Tools

2. Packaging

3. Weapons

4. Transportation – boat

5. Defence

6. Electrical insulators

7. Beautification

8. Jewelleries

9. Construction, etc.

 

QUESTION

1. Some objects within us are not living things. Why?

2. Define the term, non living things.

3. State the reasons why you are not a living thing.

4. What are the characteristics of non living things? Give 5 reasons.

5. Differentiate between mental and non mental materials with appropriate examples.

6. Mention 5 importance of mental materials.

7. Outline 5 non mental materials.

 

 

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