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Characteristics of Life. CER. Zombie Style. Google Slides Version Included.

Grade Levels
7th - 10th
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12 pages
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Characteristics of living things, systems integration, and zombies. A great way to start the school year for your biology or life science class.

Students are provided with a scenario and 6 pieces of evidence that a classmate named Riley provides after observing Quinn during a football game.

Students are asked to evaluate the evidence and compare it to the characteristics of life and decide whether the evidence supports his claim that Quinn is now a zombie.

I have a set of notes with the basic characteristics of life and one that is a blank table to use.

Students will be evaluating Riley’s claim that Quinn is a zombie using the claim-evidence-reasoning = explanation format to evaluate the evidence. This set of worksheets has guiding questions to help students work through the process of evaluating evidence and reasoning.

Students are then asked to create their own claim with evidence and reasoning.

The characteristics of life are all related to the functions of the organisms to stay alive. In advanced organisms, the characteristics of life are exhibited through organ systems and organ system integration.

Product includes:

1.Characteristics of Life notes (scaffolded and blank)

2.Student scenario and instructions

3.6 pieces of evidence

4.Record sheet (task 1)

5.Riley’s CER and Rubric for Evaluation (Task 2)

6.2 versions of blank CER (one with hint and one without) and rubric to create their own claim (Task 3)

Standards Correlation:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.8 Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author's claim or a recommendation for solving a scientific or technical problem.

NGSS

MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.

HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.

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Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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Standards

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NGSSHS-LS1-3
Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis. Examples of investigations could include heart rate response to exercise, stomate response to moisture and temperature, and root development in response to water levels. Assessment does not include the cellular processes involved in the feedback mechanism.
NGSSHS-LS1-2
Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms. Emphasis is on functions at the organism system level such as nutrient uptake, water delivery, and organism movement in response to neural stimuli. An example of an interacting system could be an artery depending on the proper function of elastic tissue and smooth muscle to regulate and deliver the proper amount of blood within the circulatory system. Assessment does not include interactions and functions at the molecular or chemical reaction level.
NGSSMS-LS1-3
Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells. Emphasis is on the conceptual understanding that cells form tissues and tissues form organs specialized for particular body functions. Examples could include the interaction of subsystems within a system and the normal functioning of those systems. Assessment does not include the mechanism of one body system independent of others. Assessment is limited to the circulatory, excretory, digestive, respiratory, muscular, and nervous systems.
Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author’s claim or a recommendation for solving a scientific or technical problem.
Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.

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