I developed this interactive power point and video-based lesson to teach my middle school students about two of the characteristics of living things: the ability to respond to the environment and homeostasis.
I think your students will enjoy the short videos and question-response style of learning these concepts. The contents are:
Slide 3: Warm Up
Slide 4: The characteristics of living things
Slide 5: Living things can respond to their environment
Slide 6: What is a stimulus?
Slide 7: What is an example of an animal responding to its environment?
Slide 8: Do non-animals respond to their environment? Venus Fly Trap
Slide 9: Radish seedlings responding to light
Slide 10: Amoeba responding to touch
Slide 11: Fungi responding to the presence of a food source
Slide 12: What is your response to certain stimuli?
Slide 13: Homeostasis
Slide 14: Does homeostasis occur in plants?
Slide 15: Exit Card
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