Characteristics of Life Lab

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Grade Levels
8th - 10th
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In this engaging lab, students will classify objects as living, nonliving, dormant or dead. This is a great activity to do before teaching characteristics of life, and have students come up with a list on their own. You do not have to spend money on this lab- you can find items around the house or your classroom for students to classify! (Items could include: beans, rocks, yeast, cork, meal worms, etc.)

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1. Student lab worksheet and teacher directions (non-editable pdf)

2. Complementary powerpoint presentation

3. New! Digital Google Forms version using pictures instead of in-person objects

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Total Pages
10 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells. Emphasis is on developing evidence that living things are made of cells, distinguishing between living and non-living cells, and understanding that living things may be made of one cell or many and varied cells.


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