“What does it mean to be living”? Icon 1. Think of something that represents life to you. 2. Divide your paper in half. 3. Draw a picture “icon” , on the left, of life depicting something that all living things do. For example: A dog running. 4. On the right, explain or defend all of the reasons why your icon is living (biotic). Use the characteristics of living. 5. Color your picture and label it if necessary.