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238 resources with the concept living things

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Needs of Living Things

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scientists learn about the differences between living and nonliving things, needs and wants, and the basic requirements for survival. Fun activities like making lemonade, playing a game of Concentration, and blowing bubbles in...
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Ricochet Science: Biology 101 - The Science of Life

For Students 9th - 12th
It’s alive! Or is it? With clear, concise explanations, a series of five videos introduces young biologists to the science behind life study. The playlist covers the Characteristics of Life, the Classification of Life, Prokaryotic versus...
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Early Learning STEM Lessons

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
A four-lesson unit module  supports Early Learning STEM Education for children between the ages of three and five. Youngsters practice using their senses to observe, build structures using different shapes, explore the properties of...
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Life Science

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Photosynthesis, extinction, biomimicry, and bioremediation. Young environmental engineers study these processes. Using photosynthesis as a model and biomimicry as an example, groups research how nature provides hints for engineering...
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Life Science: Ecosystems and the Flow of Energy

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Different ecosystems thrive in various places, with a variety of habitats, including specific plants and animals that have adapted to survive in those specific conditions. But they all have one thing in common: all of the energy that...
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Space Science: The Sun and Its Influence on Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
These videos by Crash Course Kids are an excellent way to get your class pumped up about the solar system. From rotations and revolutions to the gas giants and rocky planets, everything (and more) about the solar system is covered in...
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Grade 6-8 Living Things

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What characterizes a living thing? Scholars explore the concept during a differentiated instruction unit on living things. They perform lab experiments to determine how animals adapt to stimuli, watch videos and learn about...
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Consumers Get Energy From Other Living Things

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
How do plants and animals get their food? Learn about where energy comes from, how animals store energy, and aerobic respiration, in a lesson that allows scholars to diagram energy flows. 
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Is There Anyone Out There?

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What is an alien's favorite game? All-star baseball! Scholars start defining living and non-living. Then, they conduct experiments to research if life exists, keeping in mind that life could be in many forms, not just human. 
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Discovering Plants and Animals

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Exploring the backyard, the school yard, the gardens, and the Internet, small children discover the world around them. The bugs, animals, and plants are alive, but is the lawn mower? An engaging activity that will help them understand...
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Life Science Toolbox for Fifth Grade

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Help build young scholars' understanding of living things with the tools provided in this comprehensive life science resource. Including a total of nine lessons that cover topics ranging from plant and animal life cycles to heredity and...
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Sorting Living and Nonliving Objects

For Students 2nd - 6th
Is a rock living? How about lima beans? You'll find everything you need for an interactive sorting activity exploring living and non-living things. 
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Rotting Away

For Teachers 2nd Standards
What happens at the end of a plant's life cycle? Show kids the natural way that plants show that they're decomposing, as well as the importance of compost, with a lesson about living organisms. After reading Log Cabin by Anne Schreiber,...
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Sense of Place

For Teachers K
Explore the five senses with a kindergarten lesson plan on gardening. After taking a walk through the class garden, kids note what they see, hear, feel, taste, and smell, and then decide what is living in the garden versus what is not...
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Plants and Animals: Alike and Not Alike

For Students 5th
After reading an informative paragraph that outlines some of the differences between plants and animals, fifth graders attempt to correctly categorize 12 words in a word bank. They must put them in the plant, or animal category. This...
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Is Yeast Alive?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Through two investigations, life science learners determine whether or not yeast is alive. They perform tests for metabolism by providing sugar and observing if gas is produced as a byproduct. They incubate some of the sample for at...
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Telly Plays The Triangle

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Big Bird gives Telly a lesson on living vs. non-living things in this film. Telly is afraid to play a musical instrument, a triangle, he is holding because he thinks he might hurt it. After Big Bird tells Telly the triangle isn't living,...
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Grow Old McDonald’s Hair

For Teachers K - 2nd
Youngsters discover what is needed to grow a plant by planting grass seed into panty hose to grow the hair for a face that they created. They take responsibility for what they planted and grew. Predictions and discussions are also used...
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Plants and Ecosystems

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
The relationships within and between ecosystems can be explored. after examining an area for living and non-living things learners complete the same examination in the forest ecosystem. Students identify abiotic and biotic elements in an...
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Tic Tac Know: Living Things

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
A twist on the classic tic-tac-toe game provides students with a great review of living things. Two players must take turns answering questions in different boxes; if a player answers their question correctly, they get to fill in their...
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Make Your Own Creatures of Light

For Students 6th - 12th
Bioluminescent animals are the focus of a hands-on craft in which scholars create a scene of either a land or sea bioluminescent creature.
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Characteristics of Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It's alive! Guide biologists as they explore different combinations of scientific qualities that make something alive. Pupils build comprehension skills while viewing two videos about the characteristics of living things. Using critical...
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DIY Ecosystem

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Over five days, super scientists complete activities in preparation for building an ecosystem. Pupils read and answer questions, classify living, and non-living things in the classroom, view an engaging video, and complete a worksheet....
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Habitat Web

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
It's all connected. Classes create a web to connect living things in a local ecosystem. They create cards with both living and nonliving things found in their areas while considering the characteristics of each. After they have a good...