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But how do you know this?
You would probably say you are living because you can move, grow and breathe.
For example, clouds can move across the sky.
A fire can grow and get larger.
Fire moves, grows and seems to ‘eat’ things when it burns them.
But fire does not reproduce.
Clouds move and change colour and shape.
They drop rain and can get bigger.
But they do not breathe, eat or have offspring.
Water moves and changes state.
While water might carry away wastes, it does not make waste or reproduce.
What about things like a bouquet of flowers and fruit you buy in a supermarket?
Fossils are the remains of once living animals.
Paper and wood were once part of living trees.
Milk and cheese comes from animals such as dairy cows.
Flour is produced from wheat.
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