Biological Classification Teacher Resources
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What's Your Genus? Scientific Classification and the VT
Students learn about binomial nomenclature, the scientific system of classification. In this scientific classification lesson plan, students work cooperatively to complete a binomial scavenger hunt using the internet and a Visual Thesaurus.
6th - 12th Science 70 Views 269 Downloads
Reading the River - Biological Classification
Youngsters create a list of grocery store items and then work together to categorize them as if they were setting up the shelves of the market. Then they are given a box of miscellaneous objects to practice categorizing. With these two experiences under their belts, you can then introduce them to the biological classification system and the use of a dichotomous key for identifying unknown organisms.
5th - 8th Science 21 Views 38 Downloads
Students are introduced to the concept of classification as it relates to objects, information, and characteristics. In this classification lesson, students research a variety of animals. Students study the Linnaeus's system of classifying plants and animals on seven levels.
K - 5th Science 78 Views 151 Downloads
Organizing Principles of Plants and Animals
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.
9th - 12th Science 13 Views 31 Downloads
What's Your Genus? Scientific Classification and the VT
Students understand the definition of binomial nomenclature. In this binomial nomenclature lesson, students classify ordinary animals by seeking their scientific names. Students participate in a knowledge hunt using binomial nomenclature.
6th - 12th Science 50 Views 177 Downloads
2008 Master Gardener Training: Basic Entomology
The author of this presentation elaborates on the details of insect classification, information apparently required to become a master gardener in the horticulture program at Oregon State University. Though lengthy (110 slides), it is an outstanding collection of photos, graphs, and diagrams to educate the viewer in basic entomology.
Higher Ed Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
The Great Spider Debate
Poor, misunderstood spiders! They are feared, disrespected, and detested by many people, yet they do so many positive things. A great addition to any insect unit, learn about some of the more common spiders, while hopefully dispelling some cases of arachnophobia.
6th - 8th Language Arts 7 Views 10 Downloads
6 Kingdoms of Life Part 2: Plants and Animals
Check this out! Part two of a set of slide shows about biological classification; this one zooms in on kindgom plantae and kingdom animalia. Attractive and informational slides cover details that make this most appropriate for advanced biology learners.
9th - Higher Ed Science 23 Views 68 Downloads
This resource provides thorough instruction in scientific classification for your elementary scientists. They classify a set of alien organism cards, rock samples, a mixture of beans, and a pile of pasta. This provides plenty of practice with using observation skills and introduces learners to dichotomous keys.
3rd - 6th Science 75 Views 213 Downloads
Young scholars explore diverse forms of life by using modern biological classification systems to group animals that are related. Students then study basic scientific groupings like genus, species, mammals, fish, birds, amphibians, and reptiles, and pair different vertebrate animals, identifying their common traits.
6th - 8th Science 10 Views 71 Downloads
Ocean Creature Classification
Young scholars develop their own system for classifying a group of objects or organisms using observed similarities and differences. They investigate the process of scientific classification, and explain how marine organisms are classified by scientists.
6th - 12th Science 8 Views 52 Downloads
In this scientific classification worksheet, students read about classification and the questions scientists ask in order to classify, then read about features of different classifications of animals. Worksheet is informational, no associated activities.
3rd - 5th Science 55 Views 328 Downloads
Junior biologists journey through the hiearchy of living things with these activites. Using a dichotomous key, they identify common algae, plants, and fish. They design their own key for a mixture of seeds and a collection of miscellaneous objects.
6th - 12th Science 33 Views 108 Downloads
Diversity of Modern Life
Convey classification to your amateur biologists with this bright and bold presentation. After you introduce each kingdom, query your viewers with the included reinforcement questions. Since there are no photos of the different organisms, you will want to locate pictures, posters, or actual live specimens to display as an example of each.
7th - 12th Science 4 Views 23 Downloads
Taxonomy - The Science of Naming 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.
9th - 12th Science 31 Views 97 Downloads
6 Kingdoms of Life Part 1: Archaebacteria, Eubacteria, Protist, and Fungi
An in-depth introduction to biological classification is presented at the opening of this presentation, dividing life into six kingdoms. Although it does not address the currently accepted level of domain, it is an outstanding exploration of the criteria for each kingdom and the unique characteristics of archaebacteria, eubacteria, protista, and fungi.
7th - Higher Ed Science 66 Views 175 Downloads
Classification of Agricultural Animals
Students of biology should find this powerpoint interesting as it recaps the basics of classification and Latin and common names of familiar farm animals. The slides are clear, not loaded with text, and lead the students through the specifics of different species and breeds.
10th Science 5 Views 22 Downloads
What is a Fungus?
After watching a short film about the anatomy and physiology of fungi, discuss with your class the seven provided Think questions, or make up your own. The animation is in the style of colorful artistic drawings and text that appears in a spiral-bound notebook as the narrator explains.
6 mins 6th - 12th Science 8 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable