This is a 4-page Word document assignment. The KEY is included, which makes this download 8 pages. The seven characteristics of life are documented in paragraph form. After every few paragraphs, there are several questions about what the student just read. A few more paragraphs, a few more questions. The student doesn't have to search the entire document for the answer to a question; they just have to look through the few paragraphs that they've just read. No tricks or surprises.
This is an electronic assignment that can easily be printed as a paper copy with little to no modification of the original document whatsoever.
I give a lot of electronic assignments to be completed by the student on a laptop then submitted in a drop box such as Black Board, Schoology or School Space. In order to do this effectively, I create Word assignments without using lines for answers. Trying to type an answer on a line just makes the line shift on the document. So instead of a line, I use two red asterisks (this is so fast and easy to create). The students place their cursor between the two red asterisks and begin typing their answers (or their name, date, etc., wherever they need to type information). This makes it easy for them to see that they’ve answered the question (in red) and I can easily grade the assignment electronically (I’m always looking for the red answers!). Any of these assignments can easily be made into a printed paper copy with little to no modification of the original document whatsoever. Just print! Gotta love Word!