Are you looking for a fun and interactive way to get your students thinking about what living things all have in common? I use this 9 station activity to get my kids debating whether or not different items are "living" "non-living" or "once-living."
Great for discussion and argumentation. The short 3-4 minute stations keep kids engaged and moving. It is excellent at revealing the misconceptions that your students have as to what indeed makes a living thing.