Learning the levels of organization, that is!
My students are working hard on our living systems unit. Our newest anchor chart is all about the organization of living things.
I am a huge fan of anchor charts because it helps my students organize the content into bite sized pieces. In our living systems unit we discuss the levels of organization, plant and animal cells, classification and cell theory. I like to make an anchor chart for each of the different topics and hang them around the room as we complete them.
Even more than that, I like the students to have their own copies of each anchor chart. So while I'm building a big one, they are making a smaller version at their desks.
The levels of organization student version has all the boxes, but they're all mixed up. The students first figure out which boxes go together and then color those boxes to match.
Once colored they are cut and pasted to the empty boxes on the final page.
I love that my students end a unit with a set of anchor charts all their own. By the end of the year they have a nice science collection, highlighting the content they learned in a way that's easy to reference and, hopefully, easy to remember!
The Let's Build: Levels of Organization Anchor Chart can be found here.
The Let's Build: Levels of Organization student version can be found here.