Video discussing general characteristics of life with examples.
Characteristics of Life lesson plan which contains content & language objective, exit criteria, introduction, scientific inquiry, differentiated instruction, enrichment, review questions, points to consider, homework and additional resources.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Characteristics of Life.
To stimulate the critical thinking skills required to assess the validity of statements about the key concept using an Agree/Disagree Table.
To organize information and provide a visual representation that shows how factors (causes) produce an effect using a Cause and Effect Diagram.
Students choose a living organism and prove it is with 6 characteristics.
Life occurs in many incredible forms in many unexpected places. It isn't always obvious when something is alive so what do you need to look for to make that determination?
Covers hydrothermal vents and the chemosynthetic based communities found there.
Covers carnivorous sponges as a model for adaptation. Compares similar adaptations between carnivorous plants and carnivorous sponges. Looks at how sponge adaptability informs us about early life forms.
Covers invertebrates and how they act on a slower time scale than other animals. Seeks to get students to consider how other animals perceive the world and how this can inform studies of all animals.
Looks at velvet worms as an example of an old body form that still persists in some ecosystems. Seeks to get students to consider the basis of science and question their existing perceptions on the organization of life.
Illustrated mind map for Characteristics of Life and related concepts.
This study guide looks at the characteristics of life, the four unifying principles of biology, and the interdependence of living things.
At this link, experience an in-depth, interactive journey into a cell. (You can change the cell between a plant and animal cell to see how they differ.)
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Characteristics of Life.