Characteristics of Life

Characteristics of Life
Characteristics of Life
Characteristics of Life
Characteristics of Life
Characteristics of Life
Characteristics of Life
Characteristics of Life
Characteristics of Life
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This Products contains a 300 slide PowerPoint, video links, demonstration / hook activity, two page homework (short answer), answer key, and lesson notes. This is a nice lesson bundle that I use to open my cellular biology unit that I offer on TpT. The Sewer Lice hook at the beginning is always a hoot. The notes that follow and video links are engaging and crucial to any life science class.

Areas of Focus within this PowerPoint
This PowerPoint starts off with a great hook, I place raisins in a clear container containing ginger ale and some food coloring. Students should stay in their seats as not to get too close exposing the con. The raisins catch air bubbles in their wrinkles and float to the top, drop bubbles and then sink to the bottom. It looks like the raisins are alive and moving all around. I call the raisins sewer lice and most students believe they are living. Some neat descriptions of a raisin that makes it sound like a sewer louse complete the trick. The pictures are great that follow and the trick is exposed. A neat video in HD brings up some more questions as to what truly makes something living. The PowerPoint then covers the characteristics of living things, and needs of livings things in a step by step process with many visuals. A short series of questions has the students find the bogus characteristic of life from a list. This is a nice little assessment to see if the students were paying attention. Some fun slides show that living things reproduce and show baby animals. Cheesy music and instructions that that kids say "ahhh" for each slide is always a fun. When students learn that living things also respond to a stimulus the teacher blows a whistle. This always scares the class and explains one way organisms respond. The PowerPoint also address spontaneous origin, Francesco Redi's famous 1668 experiment. Slides unfold in a step by step process. Louis Pasteur's long necked / swan flask experiment is also presented and academic links provided. The domains of life are presented in a step by step drawing. Questions follow having the students use their sketches. The PowerPoint then moves into prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. The differences between the two are described in a step by step process. . A hidden box game concludes the PowerPoint that has the students guess a picture beneath some shapes. Each slide reveals a bit of the hidden picture (sewer lice / raisins). This is a nice lesson bundle that has some very important concepts. -Enjoy.

This PowerPoint includes critical notes (Red Slides), exciting visuals, challenge questions, activities with directions and more. Text is usually placed at the top of the slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Color coded slides, as well as a shade technique is used to increase student focus and allows the teacher to control the pace of the lesson. These PowerPoints are meant to be interactive as possible and ask many questions, provides built in review opportunities, explains directions to activities, and much more.

Cellular Biology Entire Unit on TpT Link
Cellular Biology Unit

This unit includes all of the lessons below in one organized folder....
-Cellular Biology Unit Homework, Lesson Notes, Answer Keys, and PowerPoint Freebies
-Characteristics of Life Lesson, Biology, Life
-Introduction to Cells, Cheek and Onion Cell Lab, Cell Theory (500 slides, HW, Notes, and more)
-Cell Transport, Diffusion, Osmosis Lesson (300 Slides, HW, Notes, Lab, and much more)
-Cellular Organelles Lesson (1350 Slides, HW, Notes, and much more) Note: This includes cell transport and visual quiz postings
-Organelle Visual Quiz with Answers (250 Slides)
-Cellular Biology Unit PowerPoint Review Game with Answers
-Cellular Biology Unit Crossword Puzzle with Solution
-Cellular Biology Unit Flash Cards

Cell Division, Mitosis and Meiosis - Found in my DNA and Genetics Unit that I offer on TpT
-Cell Division, Mitosis and Meiosis Lesson (500 Slides, HW, Notes and more)

Science Curriculum that I offer on TpT
Entire 4 year Science Curriculum, 20 Full Units (35,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more

Please visit my other posting on TpT called the Evolution / Natural Selection Change Topics Unit (1800+ slide PowerPoint + the entire 650+ Earth System History Unit) which also includes a bundled homework / assessment, modified assessment, detailed answer key, and unit notes that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. .

I also sell all 20 Middle-Level Science Units as a digital hard good on TpT. This includes all 20 units (50,000+ slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 300+pages of bundled homework / assessment that chronologically follows each unit, 200+ pages of modified assessments, 350+ pages of answer keys, 300+ pages of unit notes, 40+ PowerPoint review games (5000+ slides), 350+ videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and classroom license.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thanks again and best wishes.

Ryan Murphy M.Ed

Below are the links to the 20 units of study that I offer on TpT for individual purchase. All of these are included in the curriculum purchase.

Physical Science Units
Science Skills Unit
Laws of Motion and Simple Machines Unit
Matter, Energy, and the Environment Unit
Atoms and Periodic Table of the Elements Unit

Physical Science Curriculum
Physical Science Bundle Package (4 Units)

Life Science Units
Human Body Systems and Health Topics Unit
Cellular Biology Unit
Infectious Diseases Unit
DNA and Genetics Unit, Cell Division
Taxonomy and Classification Unit
Evolution and Natural Selection, Change Topics Unit
Botany Unit
Ecology Feeding Levels Unit
Ecology Interactions Unit
Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit

Life Science Curriculum
Life Science Bundle Package (10 Units)

Earth Science Units
Weathering, Soil Science, Soil Conservation, Ice Ages, Glaciers Unit
Astronomy Topics Unit
Geology Topics Unit
Weather and Climate Unit

Earth Science Curriculum Bundle
Earth Science Curriculum (6 Units)

Water, Water Quality, Rivers, Lakes, and Fish Units
Water on Earth, Properties of Water, Water Pollution Unit
Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit (Salmon, Fish, and more)

Below is a link to view this curriculum in greater detail. You will find a PowerPoint tour, how a unit works guide, curriculum possibilities, standards, and many free samples.
Curriculum Tour

Entire Curriculum I offer on TpT...
Entire 4 Year Curriculum, 20 Full Units, (50,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more

Best wishes,

Ryan Murphy M.Ed

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Teaching Duration
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