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What is Life?

Students will use spreadsheets to distinguish the living and non-living objects they encounter.


  • Students will be able to identify/classify objects that are living, were living, or never lived.


  • Teacher will model living/nonliving things for students.
  • Allow students brainstorm topic in a groups, independently.
  • Download spreadsheet onto laptops.
  • Send students out on campus to explore and discover for 10-15 minutes.
  • Each group reports results to class

Sunshine State Standards

  • SC.F.1.3.1
  • SC.F.1.3.2
  • SC.F.1.3.6
  • SC.F.1.3.7
  • SC.F.2.3.4
  • SC.H.1.3.4
  • SC.H.2.3.1

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Select and use appropriate tools and technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and solve problems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts underlying hardware, software, and connectivity, and of practical applications to learning and problem solving.


  • Pencil
  • PowerPoint
  • Presentation
  • Microsoft Word
  • Laptops


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