Kingdom (Classification) Teacher Resources
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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. The lesson is specific to Kentucky wildlife, but can easily be adapted no matter where you live.
In this classification worksheet, students will look at how biological classification began and how scientific names are used in biology. Students will use a table showing the classification of four organisms to answer 10 short answer questions. This worksheet also contains 6 matching questions and 9 true or false questions.
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.
Mnemonic Memory Taxonomy
Seventh graders explain the importance of taxonomy. In this biology lesson, 7th graders classify organisms accordingly. They develop a mnemonic to help them remember taxonomy levels.
"Does King Phillip Cry Over Flimsy Grass Stems?" You might not answer that question with this exhaustive worksheet, but your biology class will get the full scoop on the hierarchy of biological classification with this resource. It includes seven pages of tables, charts, and phylogenic trees for comparing characteristics at different levels. After it is completed, it will serve as an all-encompassing study guide for a unit exam.
Classification of Life
In this classification of life activity, learners use an on line source to answer questions about how species are classified, named and grouped. They give the classification of a bear, an orchid and a sea cucumber.
Diversity of Life
Students compare the different classifications and explore how organisms are grouped. In this classification lesson students study images of organisms and answer questions.
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.
Classification Number Two
A three-page quiz assessing budding biologists' understanding of classification. Middle-level learners may need a little additional time on this, but should be able to handle the concepts with ease.
Tenth graders explain how organisms are classified according to similarities. In this biology lesson, 10th graders research on five different organisms of their choice. They prepare a report and presentation about them which they share with the class.
The Classification of the Kingdoms of Life
Students can learn about the evolution of science by discussing the classification of living things.
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.
Learners 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. Learners study the Linnaeus's system of classifying plants and animals on seven levels. Students use the scientific classification system to identify a plant or animal and make significant connections regarding the Latin root based language of each term.
Present information about the classification of animals. After participating in the teacher-led discussion about scientific names, small groups devise their own way of classifying everyday objects present in the classroom, developing two-part names for several objects in the room. While the lesson cites standards for narrative writing, the closest the activity comes to these standards is in an extension activity. The focus is on learning about scientific names.
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. Not only do they address general characteristics of each kingdom, they touch on reproduction, seed structure, symmetry, evolutionary trends, body cavity formation and embryo development. This may end up being your most preferred presentation!
Summer: Getting the Bugs Out
Students compare and contrast classification systems used throughout the world. They also examine the importance of preserving biological diversity.
Species Diversity in Ecosystems with Different Techniques of Land Management
Students visit numerous places to help in their understanding of Ecology. In this biology lesson plan, students will learn about characteristics and how to identify numerous plants and animals. This lesson allows for many field trip opportunities.
Third graders work in small groups to investigate how to sort a variety of items into groups and subgroups. They work on a class chart based on the activity which show how the items are classified based on commonalities. Upon completion of the classification exercise, they complete a KWL chart about Animal Classification. Finally, they discuss the reasons why scientists classify animals and how they determine the schema for doing so.
The Animals Kingdom
Students are introduced to the classification system of animals. In groups, they set up an aquarium in which they must maintain throughout the year. They also observe earthworms and how they react to various stimuli and research the characteristics of arthropods. To end the lesson, they focus on one phylum of animals and present their information to the class.
Animal Kingdom Characteristics using Microsoft Access
Students create a computer database to discover relationships present in the Animal Kingdom. In this classification lesson, students enter data into a Microsoft Access database. They answer questions on a worksheet and create a visual class presentation.