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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 kingdom protista worksheet, students conduct an experiment by placing a handful of grass in to a jar and filling the jar with pond water. Then they place the jar in a dark place for 3 days and observe the contents. Students also draw the protists they observe in the given space.
Here is an outstanding presentation on protista. It lists general characteristics, and then moves on to describing three different categories of protists. For each, viewers learn physical features, behaviors, and means of reproduction. Colorful, high-quality photos and diagrams illustrate each slide. This is a gem of a slide show to add to your biology resource repertoire.
This laboratory activity is valuable practice in comparing features of different organisms. You could use it to introduce junior biologists to protozoans. The materials and procudures for the learners are simple, and analysis questions are provided to wrap up the activity. The visual appearance of the worksheet is not attractive, but the activity itself is of value. Some may not like the spelling of "ameba." If that is the case, you can imitate the worksheet using "amoeba."