Characteristics of Living Things

Are these living? How do you know?  Follow the directions next to each picture.


This was found in a garage in Ohio.  It slithered.  It is not a common organism. 

Find the scientific name for this organism.

Tell the characteristics of this organism that prove it is living.

Be prepared to present your findings to your classmates.

Be careful when you walk into your garage - you might see one of these!
This is a very, very small object.

Its picture was taken through an electron microscope.

Observe its characteristics, and decide if it is living or nonliving.

Be prepared to present your findings to your classmates.