The "Needs and Characteristics of Living Things" is aligned with the Ontario Grade 1 curriculum expectations for Science. This packet introduces students to what living things are, what the basic needs and characteristics are of living things and the importance of maintaining a healthy environment for all living things. This packet includes 16 lessons, worksheets, a senses mini-book and colour/black and white concept posters. This packet is designed to supplement your unit on the needs and characteristics of living things.
This packet does require students to write/draw about the needs and characteristics of living things but the majority of what students learn is completed through whole-class activities/discussions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Please note that this packet was fully revised as of June 2015.