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TVMS Library: Characteristics of Living Things

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Characteristics of Living Things

Big Idea

The topic of your research will be the five characteristics shared by all living things AND the characteristics that make your organism unique. You may use the internet, library databases, and any books from the library to complete your research. 

You should use at least 3 separate resources, and you must list your sources for this project.  View the Citing Your Sources page for information on how to do this.  

Google Oceans

Google's Street View technology lets you explore the world's oceans.


To log into the library catalog:

1) Click the link above and click "Log In"

  • username = your full email address (example,
  • password = your 6-digit ID number


Gale Middle School from Home:
1) Get a PowerLibrary E-card number.
2) Click this link to go to the PowerLibrary page
3) Scroll down and click on the Gale In Context--Middle School icon.