Why are viruses considered non-living?

Viruses lack many of the features that are the hallmarks of life.

This explainer article is well suited to year 8, 9, and 10 Biology students who are learning about cells, viruses and living things. It is particularly appropriate for students who are interested in learning more about the COVID-19 virus.

 

Word Count: 560

Why are viruses considered non-living? – Cosmos Magazine

Why are viruses considered non-living?

Years: 8, 9, 10

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Topics:

Biological Sciences –  Cells, Genetics

Additional: Careers, Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function