This .zip file contains materials a for middle school science lesson that introduces the living things (organisms) unit. Students are asked to assess if objects are living or not, via pictures and a video. The unit was designed for 6th graders in NYC.
1 PowerPoint lesson presentation (12 slides)
1 'Living or Non-Living?' .mp4 video to accompany lesson
1 set of 16 printable pictures for students to classify into living or non-living, including some that will be very debated if used as a opening activity
1 homework assignment
Presentations serve as lesson plans that guide the teacher through the entire lesson.
Download SMARTboard's Notebook software (it's like PPT for free at smarttech.com (Downloads section).
Download my entire 'Living Things (Biology)' unit here: