* download will fit on 1 page * In this activity, students will create an acrostic poem about the characteristics of life. They will use the word "organism" to form sentences that explain the characteristics that make something a living thing. There is an example for you to print to show your students! We also spent about 5 minutes talking about what an acrostic poem is. I provided other examples of acrostics on the SmartBoard, some where science related, others were not. My students went to the computer lab and typed their poems up! They also added fun pictures and fonts to make their poems more attractive.