Teachers: This lesson was created for those days in which you need a quick, interesting, and high value lesson with NO PREP. This is also perfect for days in which you have a substitute. There is no need to assign filler work; any teacher can guide his or her students through this material. You can put it on a Smartboard and work through it together or make copies and have them work independently or with a partner. I'm very proud of this and I wish I had this during my first years of teaching science! Includes lesson, assessment, and bonus activity.
This lesson covers important information for PSSAs (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) and Next Generation Science Standards https://www.nextgenscience.org/topic-arrangement/5matter-and-energy-organisms-and-ecosystems