Characteristics of Living Things

What makes something alive? As we are learn about the characteristics of  living things, students can use the resources below to help with their understanding.

CHARACTERISTICS OF LIVING THINGS- All living things:

  • Have cells
  • Sense and respond to change
  • Reproduce
  • Have DNA/heredity
  • Use energy
  • Grow and develop
  • Give off waste

WEB RESOURCES
Informational Pages

  1. Life Processeshttp://www.zephyrus.co.uk/characteristics.html
  2. Key Resource Page- FUNCTIONING OF ORGANISMS (Characteristics of Living Organisms) at http://www.le.ac.uk/se/centres/sci/selfstudy/org.htm
  3. Non Living and Living Thingshttp://www.saburchill.com/chapters/chap0001.html

YouTube Videos- Use headphones, please.

  1. Cookie Monster- Alive or Not? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj610Jiso58&feature=related
  2. Characteristics of Living Things Review– about 3 minutes. Good and Fast. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N9LvFXgpsQ
  3. Visual and Oral Review by Educator.com– about 8 minutes- very detailed and great to watch if you missed class. http://www.youtube.com/user/EducatorVids2?v=p1wBNVKjdME&feature=pyv

Game/Reinforcement Pages

  1. Living and Non Living Things Quizhttp://www.saburchill.com/questions/lanlt001.html
  2. Characteristics of Life Quizhttp://rcs.rome.ga.us/hargett/biology/intro/t1q2.htm
  3.  Traits of Life, a fun site to explorehttp://www.exploratorium.edu/traits/exhibits.html

OTHERS– some of these may be pretty hard but you can still learn new things if you give them a try.

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