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1Journal Question29 Oct 2012, P. 42Start a new set of JQ pages.Add this to your TOC.How do you know that something is alive? Whata characteristics do all living things share?
2Marty the Martian: Living Things Start a New PageAdd it to your TOC
3Learning Targets I can make a claim and support it with evidence. I can list the characteristics of ALL living things.
4Marty’s QuestMarty the Martian was sent to Earth by the Martian government to find life. While on Earth, Marty captured a car and brought it back to Mars. He thought he found a good example of life on Earth.
5Marty must stand trial for failing to perform his Martian duties! Marty’s QuestThe Martian government does not believe that the car Marty brought back is alive.Marty must stand trial for failing to perform his Martian duties!
6Journal Question30 Oct 2012Make a list of 5 living things and a list of 5 non- living things.Share with your group. Do you all agree?
7Your Job Claim Evidence - Set-up a Claims and Evidence T-Chart on your page. - It should take about ½ the pageClaim Evidence(what you think) (how you know)
8T-Chart: What to Do Defense Prosecution Think about what it means to be a LIVING thing.Make at least 5 CLAIMS to support your case (see below).Justify EACH claim with EVIDENCE/reasons why the claim should be considered.Make CLAIMS to support that the car IS a living thing.Make CLAIMS to support that the car IS NOT a living thing.DefenseProsecution
9BrainstormSpend a few minutes brainstorming on your own to develop some claims and evidence.Defense: Marty’s defense statementsProsecution: Textbook pgs
11Research On your own, read over your research documents* Add to your case (Claims/Evidence T-Chart).Defense: Marty’s defense statementsProsecution: Textbook pgs*Defense: Handout (Marty’s Defense Statements)*Prosecution: Textbook (pages 38-41)
12Share/Compare your Claims and Evidence with your neighbors. CollaborationShare/Compare your Claims and Evidence with your neighbors.Make sure you always have evidence to support your claims.Can you come up with more together?Defense: Marty’s defense statementsProsecution: Textbook pgs
13Rules and Guidelines criticize ideas, NOT people Before we can go to court on this we need to set the boundaries.During the discussion we…criticize ideas, NOT peoplegive opinions, and give clear reasons for themgive examples when possible to help support your statementsask questions about what you heard for clarificationremain focused on the evidencespeak only when holding the “talking stick”have a responsibility to participate.
14Welcome to Court: Defense The DEFENSE will open with their claims (AND EVIDENCE!!!) first. The prosecution will sit quietly and LISTEN.Please start your discussion points with “ I think (CLAIM) because (EVIDENCE).”While listening, the prosecution should take notes on things they would like to respond to when it is their turn.
15Welcome to Court: Prosecution Once the defense has rested, the PROSECUTION will state their case and the defense will sit quietly and LISTEN.Please start your discussion points with “I think (CLAIM) because (EVIDENCE).”OR “I disagree with (person) because (reason).”While listening, the defense should take notes on things they would like to respond to.
16Welcome to Court: Open Floor After both sides have had a chance to speak, the floor will be opened to all.PLEASE remember to ONLY speak if you have the “talking stick”.After all claims (WITH EVIDENCE!!!) have been made, the judge will give the ruling.
17Sentence StartersI think (CLAIM), because (EVIDENCE).I agree with (person or claim), because (EVIDENCE/REASON).I disagree with (person or claim), because (EVIDENCE/REASON).
18Journal Question31 Oct 2012Based on the statements that came out during Marty’s trial, what appears to be some of the characteristics that all living things share?Today we will be using the Q-Note technique to practice taking notes from a presentation.We will be making a new 6-word vocabulary list as well.
19…and now we’ll see who was really right ;) AND THE VERDICT IS……THE JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF THEDEFENSEORPROSECUTION…and now we’ll see who was really right ;)
20Characteristics of Life Start a New PageAdd it to your TOCFold the page in half like a hot dogOpen it up and title itLeft side for questions, right side for answers/notes
21It’s Alive!!!...or is it?All living things must have ALL SIX of the characteristics that we will learn.If even one is missing it CANNOT be considered alive!
22VocabularyOrganism: a living thing Organism is simply a science word we use to describe a living thing. An organism could be a plant, animal or bacteria—ANYTHING that is a living thing.
23Journal Question01 Nov 2012Why should the judge have ruled that the car Marty brought back to Mars was not an example of a living thing?(Which characteristic of life?)
24MADE OF CELLS 1. All living things are made of one or more CELLS. Cells are the smallest unit that can carry on all of the activities of life. Some organisms are single-celled and others contain trillions of cells. (We will learn even more about cells later this year!)
25RESPOND 2. All living things sense and respond to change. A change that affects how an organism acts is called stimuli. Stimuli can be things like light, sounds, hunger – anything that causes a reaction.Every organism reacts differently to stimuli, but all organisms must keep the conditions inside their bodies the same (this is called homeostasis).
26OFFSPRING 3. All living things reproduce. Every type of organism has offspring (Yes, that’s right, even plants have “babies”).Without offspring the species would become extinct.
27DNA 4. All living things contain DNA. Inside each cell is information stored in a molecule called deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA.This DNA is very important because it carries instructions for the organism’s traits. (We will learn much more about this during our genetics unit!)
28USE ENERGY 5. All living things need and use energy Energy is the “gas” for life. Without energy, cells couldn’t do their very important jobs.Most organisms get their energy from their food.
29GROW 6. All living things grow and change All organisms grow at some point in their life.Sometimes they simply get larger.Other times they are also developing/changing (for example, a tadpole turning into a frog).
30Activity – Part 1 Using the list of items on the following slide: Decide whether each one is a living thing (L) or non-living (NL) and write either an “L” or “NL” next to the name.If you decide it is “NL”, write down why you think this.
31Is it living? Tree Rock Fire Boy Wind Rabbit Cloud Feather Leaf Leech GrassSeedEggBacteriaMoleculeSunMushroomFossilHibernating BearRiver
32Activity – Part 2 Start a new page. Divide the page into 6 squares. Choose 6 organisms from the list and draw a picture, using each to represent a different characteristic of living things. Be sure toFill the page.Use colored pencils/markers.Include a justification as to why it is a living thing.Number and label each drawing.THIS WILL BE GRADED!
34Living Thing On this page draw an example of a living thing. The living thing AND justifications MUST:Fill the pageBe coloredFulfill ALL 6 characteristics of living things.You must number and label your drawing to explain how your drawing meets all the criteria for being alive.THIS WILL BE GRADED!
35CHARACTERISTICS OF LIFE (requirements for a thing to be considered living) Made of CellsSense and Respond to ChangeReproduceContain DNA (code of life – gives traits)Need and Use EnergyGrow and Change