Characteristics of Living Things – Google Slides Presentation & Student Activity

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Characteristics of Living Things Presentation

Description

Are you tired of teaching with presentations that look like they were probably created in 1995? Are you ready to move past the “sit and get” style of whole group instruction? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then this resource is for you!

 

I spent almost a decade fighting to keep students entertained. By the end of the day, I was exhausted and the kids were bored. I created this line of interactive lessons to solve that problem for myself and hopefully for you too.

 

Keep your students engaged and accountable with this interactive, versatile characteristics of living things presentation. Embedded frequently within these colorful slides are multiple stopping points that require students to predict, reflect, connect, and think critically about the information being presented.

 

There are a variety of softwares you can use (such as Nearpod and Peardeck) that connect to Google Slides to ensure student participation. Alternatively, you could also simply assign each student a copy of this presentation and have them type in the slides directly.

 

Similarly, I want resources that could be used in person, face to face, hybrid, and virtual. My Google Slides lessons are designed to be compatible with multiple styles of teaching, and are perfect for teaching, reteaching, or even sending to absent students.

 

The topics covered in this presentation include:

  • 10 characteristics of living things & brief descriptions

 

Who is this resource for?

This resource can be used by classroom teachers, tutors, and parents of students in grades 6-9. It comprehensively covers the topics mentioned, and provides opportunities for student responses which can be implemented in a whole group lesson or assigned for homework.

 

How Can I use this Characteristics of Living Things Presentation?

  • Emergency sub plans
  • An independent work station in a set of stations
  • Flipped classroom pre-reading
  • Differentiation – assign this presentation as reteaching for students who have yet to show mastery.
  • Homework
  • Creation of independent work for students who are not able to be present for direct instruction
  • Use as a square on a choice board

 

What’s Included?

  • Google Slides Presentation
  • Guided Notes Sheet for Students

After you make your purchase, you will download a PDF file. On page 2 of this PDF, you will find a link to a Google Slide Presentation.

We added a guided notes sheet that aligns with this presentation to add even more value for our buyers. You can find a link to PDF and editable versions on slide 2 of the presentation.

Please look at the preview file to see more of this resource.

  

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NGSS Standards covered by this Characteristics of Living Things Presentation:

NGSS MS-LS1-8
Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories. Assessment does not include mechanisms for the transmission of this information.
NGSS MS-LS1-1
Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells. Emphasis is on developing evidence that living things are made of cells, distinguishing between living and non-living cells, and understanding that living things may be made of one cell or many and varied cells.
NGSS MS-LS1-7
Develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism. Emphasis is on describing that molecules are broken apart and put back together and that in this process, energy is released. Assessment does not include details of the chemical reactions for photosynthesis or respiration.

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