Levels of Organization Unit for Special Ed | Intro to Biology PRINT AND DIGITAL



Total Pages 146 pages plus 32 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This unit on Levels of Organization of living things contains 146 pages and 36 googles slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit introduces the main levels of organization: cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems. It also addresses the concept of homeostasis and how the body maintains it. All the information is presented in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on these various levels of organization of living things. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

✩✩✩ This unit has digital versions of the printable activities. There are 32 google slides and a movie version of the book. Watch the VIDEO PREVIEW to see a walk-through of the slides.

✩✩✩ There are also 14 days of DETAILED LESSON PLANS with lots of suggested activities you can do with the included materials.

See the preview for a more detailed look at the contents.


Levels of Organization Unit Includes:

  • 14 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 29 page book (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 7 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • 3 Circle maps (includes digital version)
  • Ordering activities (includes digital version)
  • Matching activities (includes digital version)
  • Maintaining homeostasis worksheet (includes digital version)
  • 3 Cut and paste close worksheets (includes digital version)
  • 2 Sudoku puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Word search
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)

Most activities (not book) are in color and BW.


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

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