Characteristics of living organisms is a fun science concept to teach because students always enjoy learning about plants and animals! EVERYTHING you need to teach a science unit on vertebrates, invertebrates, vascular plants, nonvascular plants, and adaptations can be found here! This 1-week unit includes:
+ 4 S.T.E.M. Based Science Lessons on Everything Living Organisms: Lessons allow students to investigate and identify vascular and nonvascular plants, vertebrates and invertebrates, structural adaptations, and behavioral adaptations. Every lesson is hands-on and incorporates lots of critical thinking. Students will perform experiments, complete centers, sort facts, and create a lapbook. All lessons are aligned with state standards and are made for teachers on a budget.
+ 9 Center Activities
+ 8 Worksheets
+ 8 Hands-On Activities
+ 2 Entry/Exit Tickets
+ 2 Sorts
+ 1 Lapbook
+ 1 Test
+ 2 Sets of Word Wall Cards: One set of word wall cards with pictures and another set with only the term on each card.
+ 1 Time Line of Suggested Activities: Provides a timeline for using the activities and experiments included within this set and provides links to websites featuring videos of concepts being taught.
+ Answer keys included throughout
+ PDF & Digital Activities: 5 worksheets, 2 entry/exit tickets, and test (9 digital pages total) are also available in digital format and can be shared with students using your Google Drive.
Terms used throughout unit:
- Vascular Plant
- Nonvascular Plant
- Structural Adaptation
- Behavioral Adaptation
GET THIS UNIT FOR FREE... this mini unit is included in my 5th Grade Science Bundle
. This bundle is 480+ pages and includes everything you need to teach science for an entire year! It has been priced so that you get one unit for free!
Virginia Science SOL: 5.5b-c
North Carolina Science Standards: 4.L.1.2
Next Generation Science Standards: MS-LS1-4
When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You’ll then share that file with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student's completed version of the slides.
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