In this inquiry-based lesson, students investigate what characteristics all living things share and record details about them using online resources. They are instructed to find 3 credible websites and record what websites they used. Conclusion questions are provided for students to reflect on what they learned. An answer key is also provided which can be modified to your grade level! (Formatting looks off in the preview, but it is NOT in the downloaded version!)
This lesson addresses the following NGSS Performance Expectation:
MS-LS1-1. Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.
[Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on developing evidence that living things are made of cells, distinguishing between living and non-living things, and understanding that living things may be made of one cell or many and varied cells.]
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