Middle School Life Science- What is Alive? An Introduction to Life Science

Middle School Life Science- What is Alive? An Introduction to Life Science
Middle School Life Science- What is Alive? An Introduction to Life Science
Middle School Life Science- What is Alive? An Introduction to Life Science
Middle School Life Science- What is Alive? An Introduction to Life Science
Middle School Life Science- What is Alive? An Introduction to Life Science
Middle School Life Science- What is Alive? An Introduction to Life Science
Middle School Life Science- What is Alive? An Introduction to Life Science
Middle School Life Science- What is Alive? An Introduction to Life Science
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  1. These lessons are compatible with ALL of the Middle School Next Generation Life Science Standards* Dramatically decrease your planning time while teaching an exciting year of Life Science to your students with these great activities and labs covering the standards for the ENTIRE YEAR! *NOTE-Som
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This lesson is compatible with the Middle School Next Generation Science Standards* MS-LS1-1. The standard states that students should, “[c]onduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.”

Introduce your students to the study of Life Science with this comprehensive lesson about the characteristics of life. The lesson includes many introductory activities and projects to get your students oriented to a life science/biology course, including a microscope activity, the scientific method, metric system project, and extensive lab report template.

*NOTE-There is some overlap in the materials in this lesson with the introductory materials in my HSLS Intro lesson. If you plan to purchase both, contact me so I can help you to avoid getting duplicated materials.

Here is what’s included in the lesson:

-Clickable table of contents

-Teacher materials list and notes

-A Middle School Life Science NGSS* Award Certificate to give to students who meet the objectives of the lesson

-14 pages of vocabulary cards related to the topic

-Info sheets on the topic called:
-What are the Characteristics of Living Things?
-The Scientific Method

-A worksheet on the topic called:
-The Scientific Method

-An activity on the topic called:
-How Does a Microscope Work?

-A project on the topic called:
-The Metric System

-A lab on the topic called:
-What is Alive?

-A lab report template aligned with CCSS ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.2.A-F including:
-Title
-Introduction
-Preview
-Background information
-Hypothesis
-Citation
-Materials used
-Procedure
-Data (tables and graphs)
-Questions
-Summary
-Evaluation of hypothesis
-Suggestions for future experiments
-Discussion of errors or bias
-Conclusion

-An assessment covering the lesson objectives and Next Generation Science Standards*

-A comprehensive lesson plan including:
Title, Grade, Objectives, NGSS*, Materials Needed, Connections to Real Life, Connections Across the Curriculum, Anticipated Difficulties with the Content, Pre-Requisite Knowledge, Key Vocabulary, Lesson Delivery Method, Examples for Better Understanding, Assessment, Wrap Up and Review, Extensions, Accommodations and Modifications.

This lesson can be used in any Middle School Science course, as a home school lesson, or enrichment lesson.

Source:
NGSS Lead States. 2013. Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

*"Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.”

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