In this packet, students will be given the task of creating their own (new) organism. Students are given the opportunity to open the flood gates of creativity while they utilize the knowledge they have gained during your life science unit on living things & biology. Students are challenged with higher order & critical thinking as they create a new organism that embodies the principles and characteristics of all living things. In-class time for the project is preferred as you can challenge the student to make their organism follow the laws of nature (ie. If your organism lives in the water and on land, should it have something else besides just lungs to help it survive under water?) Be ready for laughs and fully engaged students!