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Characteristics of Life Jigsaw

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What is Life?

Jigsaw Activity

Part A: Mastery group

1. Record the characterisitc of life assigned to you. ___________________________

2. Record the textbook pages covering your characterisitic of life. _______________

3. Read the above pages and record notes.

4. Based on the reading, give a one-sentence definition of the charateristic of life.

5. Meet in your mastery group and check for consistent understanding and responses to above tasks.

Part B: Share group

1. Discuss all of the characteristics of life. Record important notes about each characteristic in your binder.

2. Discuss and create a list ranking all of the characteristics of life in order of the most to the least important indicator of life. The first item should be the characteristic your group deems to be the single biggest determining factor, which suggests that an unknown specimen is to be considered living, instead of non-living. Record final rankings below with a brief explanation.

Best Indicator of Life:

2nd best indicator of life:


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