Thank you for your interest in this 5th-8th grade 2-day Needs of Living Things lesson. This download includes PowerPoint notes, a corresponding worksheet, a mini-lab, and a mini-project, and a review sheet that covers needs and characteristics of living things.
**This product is included in the following larger units: “5-Day Mini-Unit Characteristics of Life” & “Characteristics of Life and Introduction to Cells Comprehensive Packet.” Please double-check your purchases to ensure that you don't buy the same lesson twice. Thanks!**
The files are PowerPoint 2007 and PDFs in a zip file. The PowerPoint slides are compatible with Windows 7/Power Point 2007 or later. PowerPoint slides and worksheets are broken down by subject/day to help with flexibility in teaching. Packet is appropriate for 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, and homeschool students.
Below is the suggested timeline for your curriculum:
Day 1 – Needs of Living Things
12 slide PowerPoint
1 page corresponding notes worksheet
2 page Start Space Station Project for advanced class
2 page Start Space Station Project
1 page Water in Things Lab
Day 2 – Lab Results, Finish Station Project,
7 slide PowerPoint (includes lab procedure)
While this download is designed to be turn-key with minimal changes, please keep in mind that all schools are different regarding standards focus, class-period time, etc. If you have questions, concerns, or catch a typo (hopefully not!), please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please take a moment to review this curriculum after use. We hope you find this useful in your classroom! Thank you!
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Chloroplasts by Kristian Peters. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/49/Plagiomnium_affine_laminazellen.jpeg
Cork tree bySallyofmayflower.
Portrait of Robert Hooke is an oil painting by Rita Greer.
Scanning electron microscope photo of diatoms by Mary Ann Tiffany of SDSU.