This card sort activity was the help students identify the difference between some common characteristics of all organisms. The vocabulary words used in this activity are:
Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic
Unicellular and Multicellular
Autotrohphic and Heterotrophic
Asexual and Sexual
There are 12 image cards total and enough vocabulary cards so that a student can do the entire activity in one sitting. I use this activity as a reinforcement to a lesson that I have already taught on the common characteristics of organisms. I will also be using this as a STARR prep activity before the exam this year.
This lesson is aligned to TEKS 6.12D, but can be used by any classroom that teaches the following concept.
6.12 – Organisms and environments. The student knows all organisms are classified into Domains and Kingdoms. Organisms within these taxonomic groups share similar characteristics which allow them to interact with the living and nonliving parts of their ecosystem. The student is expected to:
(D) – identify the basic characteristics of organisms, including prokaryotic or eukaryotic, unicellular or multicellular, autotrophic or heterotrophic, and mode of reproduction, that further classify them in the currently recognized Kingdoms;
You can download the activity here.