How can you tell if something is living? You just check to see if that 'thing' has the 7 characteristics of living things. All living things have 7 things in common.
Students first brainstorm these characteristics, then after looking at some picture hints, re-look at and revise their brainstorms ...and finally they check their answers by matching the 7 characteristics to the pictures. This is a FUN way of getting students to actually THINK about all living things!
Print the cards out and laminate them to use as clues.
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Ecosystem Resources Bundle: lessons, sorts, activities, food chain, task cards
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