Daily Science Starters for Middle School - Organisms and Environments


This product includes 37 different quick Science Starters to be used at the beginning or end of each class period.
Each Science Starter student printable comes four to a page, saving you paper and ink. Each Starter also includes a teacher version that can be used to project the questions and/or answers for all students to see.
The last page of both the student printable and the teacher version includes an extra page for you to add your own Science Starter (editable PDF form). To edit the text you type into a box, select the text, then press Ctrl +e. You should see a pop-up box appear that will allow you to change the font, font size, alignment, etc...
Daily Science Starter TEKS Included:
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:
(A) understand that all organisms are composed of one or more cells;
(B) recognize that the presence of a nucleus determines whether a cell is prokaryotic or eukaryotic;
(C) recognize that the broadest taxonomic classification of living organisms is divided into currently recognized Domains;
(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;
(E) describe biotic and abiotic parts of an ecosystem in which organisms interact; and
(F) diagram the levels of organization within an ecosystem, including organism, population, community, and ecosystem.
7.10 Organisms and environments. The student knows that there is a relationship between organisms and the environment. The student is expected to:
(A) observe and describe how different environments, including microhabitats in schoolyards and biomes, support different varieties of organisms;
(B) describe how biodiversity contributes to the sustainability of an ecosystem; and
(C) observe, record, and describe the role of ecological succession such as in a microhabitat of a garden with weeds.
7.11 Organisms and environments. The student knows that populations and species demonstrate variation and inherit many of their unique traits through gradual processes over many generations. The student is expected to:
(A) examine organisms or their structures such as insects or leaves and use dichotomous keys for identification;
(B) explain variation within a population or species by comparing external features, behaviors, or physiology of organisms that enhance their survival such as migration, hibernation, or storage of food in a bulb; and


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