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, 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.
6th - 12th Science 68 Views 266 Downloads
What's Your Genus? Scientific Classification and the VT
Learners understand the definition of binomial nomenclature. In this binomial nomenclature lesson, students classify ordinary animals by seeking their scientific names. Learners participate in a knowledge hunt using binomial nomenclature.
6th - 12th Science 49 Views 177 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
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 6 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
Young scholars are introduced to the concept of classification as it relates to objects, information, and characteristics. In this classification instructional activity, students research a variety of animals. Young scholars study the Linnaeus's system of classifying plants and animals on seven levels.
K - 5th Science 78 Views 151 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
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 65 Views 174 Downloads
Alphabet insects! Who has ever heard of such a thing? Get ready because your class is going to research insects that start with a specific letter of the alphabet. In small groups, they'll use the Internet and reference texts to locate common insects that begin with the assigned letter.
4th - 5th Science 9 Views 7 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 7 Views 31 Downloads
Middle schoolers 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
Unity and Diversity
Tenth graders are introduced to the the use of similarities and differences in the classification process. Students will then learn how biological classification represents how organisms are related, with species being the most fundamental unit of the classification system.
10th Science 6 Views 21 Downloads
Ocean Creature Classification
Students 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
Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2007
Environmental science enthusiasts show what they know at the end of the year by taking this full-fledged final exam. They answer multiple choice, graph interpretation, and essay analysys questions, 73 of them in all. Topics range from cell structure and function to population ecology.
9th - 12th Science 24 Views 158 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2009
Emerging ecologists need a full understanding of life, from the inner workings of a cell to the complex relationships among organisms. This examination is meant to assess high schoolers after an entire year course on the living environment.
9th - 12th Science 15 Views 160 Downloads
Molecular Sequences & Primate Evolution: Amino Acids, Hemoglobins in Evolution
Students compare differences in amino acids in the beta hemoglobin from representative primates, complete a matrix of those differences, and from these data, construct and interpret cladograms as they reflect relationships and timing of divergence.
10th - 12th Science 8 Views 29 Downloads