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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.
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.
Sixth graders explore, analyze and study the history of classification systems and the scientific processes that influenced modern classification methods. They evaluate why classification and binomial nomenclature are necessary to the field of classifying organisms.
Pupils travel to an aquarium to learn the purpose of scientific and common names. For 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.
Students use taxonomy in practical setting of the zoo. They practice identifying animals using their knowledge and understanding of taxonomy, phylum characteristics, and binomial nomenclature.
Students study binomial nomenclature and museum-based research. They create a curiosity box, label the objects in their curiosity box , develop a classification scheme for the objects, and create a database of all objects collected by the class.
Students 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.
Students discuss the beginning of the world and how it was formed. In this science lesson, students identify different properties of evolution and discuss geological and molecular timelines. They identify the reasoning for molecular particles first.
Students compare the different classifications and explore how organisms are grouped.  In this classification lesson students study images of organisms and answer questions. 
In this classifying critters worksheet, students read a 1 page article on classifying living organisms and then answer 10 true or false, short answer, multiple choice or fill in the blank questions.
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.
Students classify organisms according to the rules of taxonomy. In this biology lesson, students name organisms using binomial nomenclature. They create a new organism and explain which specific group it belongs to and why.
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.
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 worksheet 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.
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 activity is specific to Kentucky wildlife, but can easily be adapted no matter where you live. 
Students practice skills essential to all scientific investigation: carefully observing and collecting data. They become field biologists in a series of hands-on activities to collect and identify specimens, and survey and calculate the diversity of plant species in their local environment.
Students design a presentation that trace the development of an organ system through the major phyla of the animal kingdom looking for the relationships between structure and function by documenting adaptations.
Students create imaginary creature that has some of the adaptations birds have.

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