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Cell Comparison Lab

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Cell Comparison Lab

In this lab, students compare different types of cells.

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Cell Theory 5E Instructional Model Plan

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Cell Theory 5E Instructional Model Plan

In this plan, students explore the notion that all living things are made of cells. This, again, is appropriate moment to address the underlying connections to the history of life on Earth.

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Characteristics of Life 5E Instructional Model Plan

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Characteristics of Life 5E Instructional Model Plan

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.

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Characteristics of Life and Living Things Unit Plan

Living Environment
Unit 1: Characteristics of Living Things
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Characteristics of Life and Living Things Unit Plan

 

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Characteristics of Life and Living Things Unit Video

Living Environment
Unit 1: Characteristics of Living Things
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Characteristics of Life and Living Things Unit Video

This video is a screencast designed to help you learn more about the storyline for Unit 1. Thanks to Andrea Robinson and Joe Tartaglia for creating this presentation!

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History of Life Performance Task

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History of Life Performance Task

In this performance task, students use evidence to create and justify a timeline of the history of life on Earth.

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Living Environment Course Baseline

Living Environment
Unit 1: Characteristics of Living Things
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Living Environment Course Baseline

Assessment is given in the first few days of the course to gauge student's incoming knowledge of Living Environment topics.

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Mystery Organism Task

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Mystery Organism Task

Students complete a decision-making chart in order to generate a claim about a mystery organism. Students then use evidence from the unit to construct a scientific explanation.

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Unit 1 Regents-Based Item Bank

Living Environment
Unit 1: Characteristics of Living Things
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Unit 1 Regents-Based Item Bank

The Regents Item Bank provides questions from past Regents exams aligned with the content of this unit.

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Unit 1 Vocabulary List

Living Environment
Unit 1: Characteristics of Living Things
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Unit 1 Vocabulary List

Key Vocabulary List for Unit: Consider using this list to guide the Explain or Elaborate portions of the 5E plans, and use it as reference for student to student vocabulary based discussions.

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