Lesson Designed to address the first standard under the new TN standards for 2018.
BIO1.LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
1) Compare and contrast existing models, identify patterns, and use structural and functional evidence to analyze the characteristics of life. Engage in argument about the designation of viruses as non-living based on these characteristics.
Included in this package you get two different versions of the lesson. The basic version of the lesson has students compare Humans to Viruses in a side by side comparison. The advanced version of the lesson has students compare viruses to all 5 kingdoms.
Students will compare based on the 7 identifying factors of living things:
Movement, Respiration, Sensitivity, Growth, Reproduction, Excretion, Nutrition
Each version of the lesson includes:
This lesson is NOT designed to teach students the 7 identifying factors of living things. They will either need to have background knowledge, or be provided with the time and resources to do research.
The Powerpoint/Keynote gives students the definition of viruses, asks them to think about how viruses are different from parasites, and then asks them to fill out the chart. It is not designed for students to take notes, it is designed to facilitate the lesson.
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