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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. 
Seventh graders explain the importance of taxonomy. In this biology lesson plan, 7th graders classify organisms accordingly. They develop a mnemonic to help them remember taxonomy levels.
Students compare the different classifications and explore how organisms are grouped.  In this classification lesson students study images of organisms and answer questions. 
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.
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!
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. Diagrams, graphics, and high-quality color photos enhance learning. Watch out for the final fungi photo; It is disgusting!
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.
Students investigate the concept of kingdoms in the science of Biology while identifying the factors that put them into different categories. They conduct research into each kingdom and write a synopsis of each separately. Students are introduced to the concept of morphology also.
In this classification of life worksheet, students 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.
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.
Students can learn about the evolution of science by discussing the classification of living things.
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 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. Students 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.
In this biology worksheet, learners complete a crossword puzzle with 39 questions on taxonomy. They identify the different classification systems used in biology.
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.
Students compare and contrast classification systems used throughout the world. They also examine the importance of preserving biological diversity.
Mr. Khan explains with pictures and diagrams Carl Linneaus' taxonomy system and the biological tree of life. He mentions that the debate still continues regarding how to classify organisms and that newer technology that examines DNA is helping to make relationships more clear. A few corrections in what Mr. Khan says pop up as he speaks. Using humans as an example, he works his way up the nomenclature hierarchy. 
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.
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. 
Middle schoolers classify imaginary newly discovered organisms. In this classification lesson, students are given cards showing imaginary organisms that have been recently discovered. They must classify the organisms based on their characteristics.

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