Characteristics of Life



This lesson requires students to distinguish between what makes something living vs. non-living. The seven characteristics of life are discussed. Students work cooperatively in groups to create posters on an assigned characteristic. Posters are then presented to the entire class as a fun way to deliver new information.

Lesson Time

Lesson Time
2 Hours

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources Agriculture & Natural Resources

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (2)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will learn to distinguish between living and non-living things.
  • Students will be able to identify and describe the seven characteristics of life.
  • Students will work in cooperative groups to accomplish a common goal.

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