5E Instructional Model Plan:

Characteristics of Life 5E Instructional Model Plan

Plan for teaching the characteristics of life using the 5E Instructional Model as a framework

5 - 7 days

Students explore the characteristics of life through observing living things, coming up with lists of criteria, and comparing those lists with the criteria in nonfiction texts. The discussion of students' findings may allow teachers to explore the history of life on Earth or preview?in a conceptual way?evolution and the commonalities found across all life.