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Characteristics of Living Things : 

Characteristics of Living Things October 21, 2010

Frankenstein “It’s Alive!” Video: What makes something “Alive”? : 

Frankenstein “It’s Alive!” Video: What makes something “Alive”?

Do Now: Write down at least 5 examples of Living and Non-Living things : 

Do Now: Write down at least 5 examples of Living and Non-Living things

Everything can be divided into Living or Non-Living! : 

Everything can be divided into Living or Non-Living!

So, what is a living thing? : 

So, what is a living thing? What is the difference between a plant and a rock? What makes all the things in you “living” column living? What do all living things have in common?

There are 6 characteristics of Living Things : 

There are 6 characteristics of Living Things Living things are made up of ____________ Living things obtain and use ____________ Living things _________ and ___________ Living things ______________ Living things ________. Living things ________ to their environment cells energy grow develop reproduce move adapt

Do Plants really Move? : 

Do Plants really Move?

Do Plants really Move? : 

Do Plants really Move?

Practice Classifying : 

Practice Classifying Use the chart with all the 6 characteristics to see if the things that we wrote down before are actually living or nonliving. Write the name of the object or substance in left-hand column Check the boxes under each characteristic

Practice Classifying : 

Practice Classifying

Are these things living or nonliving? : 

Are these things living or nonliving?

Homework : 

Homework Draw a picture to represent each of the 6 characteristics of living things.

Note to Hunter Technology Competency Reviewer: : 

Note to Hunter Technology Competency Reviewer: This presentation was used in a lesson teaching the 6 characteristics of living things, as the beginning of a unit on biological classification. The initial Frankenstein video was used as a “hook” to get students interested. The two images of plants (one moving, one not) were used to demonstrate how plants can “move.” The final video which shows clips of a variety of different living and non-living things was used as a class activity, where students determined from the video whether the things were living or not. The charts were used to help students understand this lesson in the context of larger systems of classifications. The PowerPoint animations to slowly reveal information were used as a part of the lecture, so I could ask students what they thought might come next before revealing the word, or the next level of the chart.

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