Order (Biology) 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.
5th - 8th Science 21 Views 38 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
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
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
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
Heating and Cooling a Really Large Lizard
Remind your middle school scientists how fox ear size varies depending on the climate they live in; large ears allow heat loss while small ears keep heat in. Discuss how a cold-blooded animal might try to regulate body temperature. Then split the class into pairs and have them record temperatures at different locations around campus.
5th - 6th Science 7 Views 15 Downloads
Bug's Eye View
Investigate the life of bugs and how they interact with the environment in this integrated science and language arts lesson. Young scientists construct mini environments in cages in order to make observations. This data forms the basis of research papers and/or imaginary stories about the insect they collect on the school yard or at home.
K - 5th Language Arts 8 Views 434 Downloads
In this classification activity, 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.
9th - Higher Ed Science 52 Views 210 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
Heating and Cooling a Really Large Lizard
Students investigate the effect of temperature on cold-blooded animals, using a 5 x 8 inch index card to represent a dinosaur as their model organism. Students measure temperature changes that occurs at different angles to a light source and apply the importance of maintaining an appropriate body temperature.
5th - 6th Science 7 Views 17 Downloads
St. Lawrence River Organisms and Environment
Two films are suggested as initiating activities, but you would have to locate them. Nevertheless, there is plenty of material here to provide your biology or ecology classes with a complete mini-unit on freshwater fish species in the Great Lakes system.
7th - 8th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
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.
10th Science 14 Views 86 Downloads
Collecting and Classifying Pollen
Learners collect and analyze pollen from different species of plants. In small groups, they classify pollen according to shape, size and physical characteristics. They draw the basic anatomy of flowering plants and create a dichotomous key for identifying the pollen grains.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 15 Downloads
Everything in Its Place: Science Classification
Fifth graders investigate the system of classification for living things through the sixteen lessons of this unit. The five kingdoms of monerans, protists, fungi, plants, and animals form the basis of several experiments as the similarities and differences
5th Science 11 Views 6 Downloads
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.
11th - Higher Ed Science 8 Views 47 Downloads