Biotic and Abiotic Organisms
Submitted by: CREAA Academy
This activity teaches children on what differentiates the biotic and abiotic animals. They can remember this well when they do it as a group activity or experiment.
48 - 60 months
1 - 8 tots
- Styrofoam sheets
- Rubber or plastic animals
- Construction paper
- Watercolor paint
- Popsicle sticks
- Biotic factors are related to living things and life. Abiotic factors are related to non living organisms such as ponds, sun and mountains.
- Take a large Styrofoam sheet and divide it into two sections.
- Separate children into two groups. One group should create all Biotic organisms and other group should work on all Abiotic organisms.
- Let the kids create a few trees and house as shown in picture with the help of an adult.
- Mountains and Sun paper crafts can be created as well.
- For Abiotic, divide the sections into land and water. Color them as shown in the picture. Place pebbles and name them rocks. A layer of sand should also be created.
- For Biotic, you need to create trees, man and woman paper cutting and place them as shown in the picture.
- Encourage discussion on the interaction between biotic and abiotic organisms.
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