Is Orange a living or non-living thing?

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Is Orange a living or non-living thing?

Post by atrecord » Tue May 15, 2012 12:00 pm

Hi,

I'm sure many of you have come across this question before:
Is orange a living or non-living thing?

This came out in DD's test last week. She is in P3.

Does anyone have the answer?

tks.

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Re: Is Orange a living or non-living thing?

Post by jedamum » Tue May 15, 2012 12:05 pm

atrecord wrote:Hi,

I'm sure many of you have come across this question before:
Is orange a living or non-living thing?

This came out in DD's test last week. She is in P3.

Does anyone have the answer?

tks.
my boy got a similar question last year in P3. his was a fruit not attached to the tree. it is a non living thing.

your dd's orange is on tree?

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Re: Is Orange a living or non-living thing?

Post by LOLMum » Tue May 15, 2012 12:09 pm

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seriously, are we having such questions now?

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Re: Is Orange a living or non-living thing?

Post by jedamum » Tue May 15, 2012 12:11 pm

LOLMum wrote:Image

seriously, are we having such questions now?
my boy's question was under classification. it test them if they know the characteristics of living things ba. they were giving 4 items and to classify which is living thing and which are not.


i think this should go under P3 science thread.

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Re: Is Orange a living or non-living thing?

Post by Funz » Tue May 15, 2012 12:16 pm

This is kind of the same as whether a seed is a living thing question. And it irks me. To me, since it does to fulfill all the characteristics of a living thing, I say it is not though given the right conditions and stimulants, it has the potential to become a living thing. But I realised that a lot of the Science assessments list it as a living thing.


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Re: Is Orange a living or non-living thing?

Post by jedamum » Tue May 15, 2012 12:18 pm

Funz wrote:This is kind of the same as whether a seed is a living thing question. And it irks me. To me, since it does to fulfill all the characteristics of a living thing, I say it is not though given the right conditions and stimulants, it has the potential to become a living thing. But I realised that a lot of the Science assessments list it as a living thing.
:yikes: so best to ask teacher :sweat:

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Re: Is Orange a living or non-living thing?

Post by CMF » Tue May 15, 2012 12:29 pm

My thought process on this is that a plucked fruit (apple, orange etc) is a non living thing, as (even) if given air, food and water it will not survive.

But seeds (in the fruit or otherwise) would be considered a living thing as (if) they are given air, food and water (ie. suitable conditions) they may be able to survive.

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Re: Is Orange a living or non-living thing?

Post by radiantmum » Tue May 15, 2012 12:46 pm

eh... orange is not but orange tree is?

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Re: Is Orange a living or non-living thing?

Post by fightingmom » Tue May 15, 2012 12:53 pm

Huh ? They have such questions in P3?!

My answer is : no, not a living thing

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Re: Is Orange a living or non-living thing?

Post by Always21 » Tue May 15, 2012 5:01 pm

I checked with my son, he said it is a non living thing that is once alive. He said it is important to say it is once alive.

Hope it helps.

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