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Students learn about binomial nomenclature, the scientific system of classification. In this scientific classification lesson, students work cooperatively to complete a binomial scavenger hunt using the internet and a Visual Thesaurus. Student groups compete against other teams to correctly identify and classify the greatest number of organisms according to their binomial and common names.
Students travel to an aquarium to learn the purpose of scientific and common names. In this binomial nomenclature lesson, students travel to Shedd Aquarium and observe reef and ocean sharks. They relate the scientific name of the shark to its relationship to other sharks.
High schoolers review the various categories in taxonomy. In groups, they identify the characteristics of each kingdom and compare and contrast them. They define the terms binomial nomenclature and morphology. To end the lesson, they create a phylogeny for a set of organisms.
Carolus Linnaeus designed the binomial nomenclature system of naming organisms that is still in use more than 200 years later. By viewing this PowerPoint, upcoming biologists learn how to use it. They are also introduced to the hierarchy of biological classification, cladograms, and the six kingdoms. This provides a satisfactory introduction to the world of taxonomy.
Biology novices name the seven levels of classification and use binomial nomenclature for naming living organisms. The first half of this presentation bestows a brief history of taxonomy, while the second half instructs on how to use our modern scheme of classification as developed by Carolus Linnaeus. Follow this lesson by teaching how to use a dichotomous classification key.
Biology learners will be able to explain the binomial nomenclature system and name the seven levels of classification of living things after viewing this set of slides. Brightly colored with bold fonts, the format is eye-catching, and after each topic is introduced, a slide with review questions is included. Using this resource in a lecture will not occupy an entire class period, so you will want to support it with examples or activities.
You're not going to find lesson plans any better than those that are produced by The Washington Post. This one is all about insects, and it's a fabulous lesson! It's packed with terrific teaching ideas, student worksheets, website links, extension activities, and a wealth of information about the world of insects for your learners to absorb. Observing and classifying insects are the two main thrusts of th lesson.
Beginning with some general trivia about insects, this presentation is geared toward agricultural concerns. It covers binomial nomenclature and then examines six insect orders. Insect anatomy and life cycles are featured. The final two slides assign viewers to make flash cards of different insects. Not a single photograph of an insect or diagram of anatomical structures is included. To make this worthwhile, take some time to add these visual aids.
Many learners have a tough time picking out pertinent information from a text or in class. Sometimes, all it takes is a study/reading guide to show them the way. The instructional activity here focuses on taxonomy and classification, including vocabulary, key historical figures, nomenclature, and more. Several of the questions here could also be used as warmups throughout the unit.
Three lessons and five assessments are contained in this material. Various paper shapes are sorted as a simulation of biological classification. Learners gather a list of living things that they are familiar with and design a classification system for them. The third lesson in the series focuses on the outdated kingdom Monera. As long as you teach the more current name for the bacteria, the culturing and examination in this activity is applicable to the taxonomy theme.
A vast overview of avascular and vascular plants, this PowerPoint displays all of the notes your botanists need to take. It lists primitive plant groups and their characteristics. It separates gymnosperms and angiosperms, also detailing their characteristics. Prior knowledge of sexual vs. asexual reproduction in living organisms, classification, and binomial nomenclature is suggested, but can be taught as you proceed through these slides.