This .zip file contains materials for a middle school science lesson on the 5 characteristics of living things, as part of a unit on living things. The unit was designed for 6th graders in NYC.
1 PowerPoint lesson presentation (14 slides)
1 'Living or Non-Living?' .mp4 video to accompany lesson
1 skeleton outline note-taking sheet (could be used for differentiation)
1 homework assignment
Presentations serve as lesson plans that guide the teacher through the entire lesson. Presentations include links to related YouTube videos to increase student engagement (I can help you use YouTube videos in your class, even if your network blocks such sites, just ask).
Download my entire 'Living Things (Biology)' unit here: