The 8 Characteristics of Life
Now with a second key for, more advanced students, or higher grade levels including a teacher's answer key
Students are more engaged and enjoy making foldables!
This printable, foldable design is a 3-D, hands-on, concept map using a basic double door, with images that represent the 8 characteristics of life on the outside (when the doors are shut, 4 on each side). Inside each of the 8 characteristics is listed with a space for the students to complete by writing in an example or definition.
Students may color the outside images using colored pencils. This foldable is designed to be pasted (glue stick) or taped into an interactive science notebook. It may also be used as a standalone foldable.
Depending on how in-depth you cover each of these characteristics, this foldable may be adapted to a wide range of biology grade levels. It supports the Common Core standards and I find it a good way to tie in every unit throughout the year.
I page of instructions (PDF)
2 page (double sided to be printed on one 8 ½ x 11” paper) foldable (MS Doc &; PDF) regular set.
2 page (double sided to be printed on one 8 ½ x 11” paper) foldable (MS Doc &; PDF) advanced set.
8 characteristics of life terms
8 images representing each characteristic
2 keys which may also be used to differentiate within inclusion classrooms; it may also be helpful for students that were absent. This product is provided as an MS Word Doc for adapting to your lesson plans, and PDF.
4 pages total for the 2 Foldables including the keys; 1 additional page of instructions.
Please enjoy this foldable as much as my students and I have!