Fun, animated review of the material as well as TWO case studies exploring the characteristics of life. Students journey to Europa, where they must analyze samples for the presence of life. In the second case study, students discover the tobacco mosaic virus.
This extremely fun PowerPoint was created to get kids thinking! No more simple lectures centered around listing the shared characteristics of life - your students will be putting themselves in the shoes of xenobiologists and research botanists!
• Create a list of shared characteristics of living things.
• Discuss the chemical composition of living organisms
• Determine the relationship between living and non living things.
• Evaluate whether subjects of a case study are living, non living, or some other category
Lesson Plan Included (look in the slide notes area for anticipatory set and other lesson ideas)
Answer Keys Included
Summative Assignment Included
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