This two day lesson covers the Next Generation Life Science Standard MS-LS1-1 with a focus on Living and Nonliving Organism. Also included are the Common Core Writing (WHST.6-8.1 and WHST.6-8.7) as well as the Science and Engineer Practices (Planning and Carrying out Investigation) that are attached to this standard. Easily adaptable to Interactive Notebooks.
*Characteristics of living things (6 slide presentation with visuals)
*Survival of living things (5 slide presentation with visuals)
*CCSS WHST.6-8.7 Short Research as closure to lesson
*Dynamic Opener/Cue Set/Discrepant Event
*Science and Engineer Practices: Planning and Carrying out Investigation (3 pages)
*Argument Writing WHST.6-8.1 with Differentiated Instructions
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