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This is PART 1 of 3 units. They are listed individually or as a package deal: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ecosystem-Unit-Living-Things-Food-Chains-Webs-Producers-Consumers-Decomposers-379332
This is a collection of lessons and activities following the 5Es of science.
Students will decide if something is living or nonliving through inquiry-based activities. Students will meet in Scientists Meetings to develop criteria for all living things. They will be required to do independent journal writing, whole-class brainstorming, as well as Think*Pair*Share work. Once students have come up with “What all Living Things Need”, they will classify things as living and nonliving, based on their criteria. Finally, students will demonstrate their understanding of this criteria that living things grow, reproduce, need water, need air, and need energy.
This includes several formative assessment activities, an assessment probe (which can be used as a pre-assessment then again as a post-assessment). There are several graphic organizers included. I provide several assessment ideas, several modification possibilities, and follow up strategies.
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