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Crash Course: Biology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine an entire biology course in one collection of 40 videos! Based on the AP Biology curriculum, viewers learn about the things that make up living things and the processes that keep organisms alive. They also learn how to identify...
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From Curiosity Cabinet to Museum Collection

For Teachers 5th - 7th
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...
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Taxonomy - The Science of Naming Organisms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Taxonomy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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...
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Classification and Binomial Nomenclature

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice identifying different groups of living organisms using a dichotomous key. Students also examine the history of an organism and its lineage by writing a paragraph about it and "three generations" of ancestors.
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What's Your Genus? Scientific Classification and the VT

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students understand the definition of binomial nomenclature. In this binomial nomenclature activity, students classify ordinary animals by seeking their scientific names. Students participate in a knowledge hunt using binomial nomenclature.
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Animal Classification

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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.
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Plant Identification

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
If you teach basic botany or a landscape design course, this presentation is practically perfect. Begin with classification and nomenclature methods and move into the characteristics of leaves that make plant identification possible:...
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Classification

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Where did our classification system come from, and why is it so important? Budding biologists discover binomial nomenclature through a brief but informative video. The resource covers the three kingdoms, then branches out from there to...
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Biology Before Darwin: Crash Course History of Science #19

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When did biology become a proper science? Travel back in time to the evolution of natural history during part 19 in an ongoing History of Science series. Pupils discover early pioneers in the study of plants and animals, the birth of...
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Systematics and the Phylogenetic Revolution

For Students 9th - 12th
This assignment conducts a thorough exploration of systematics. Clearly designed for an AP biology course, questions pertain to taxonomic categories, phylogeny, and construction of cladograms. 
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Evolution!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Almost 100 slides explore the history of life and how it has changed over time. Full of photos and graphics, the colorful text is highly informative. You could go through these slides, pick and choose which you might want to highlight,...
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An Introduction to Classification

For Teachers 6th
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...
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What's in a Name?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students travel to an aquarium to learn the purpose of scientific and common names. In this binomial nomenclature lesson, students travel to Shedd Aquarium and observe reef and ocean sharks. They relate the scientific name of the shark...
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How Plants are Named

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Genus and species are the 2 categories from which the plant classifications are derived and combined to create a scientific name.  The rules for capitalization and underlining are given in these clean and logical slides.  
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What's the Difference?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze the similarities in different species. This lesson is part of a multi-segmented unit on the diversity of life. In this segment, students classify shoes to mimic the scientific categories of the classification system.
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Classification of Living Things

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners classify organisms according to the rules of taxonomy. For this biology lesson, students name organisms using binomial nomenclature. They create a new organism and explain which specific group it belongs to and why.
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Classification of Life

For Students 7th - 10th
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.
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Classification

For Students 9th - 12th
In this classification worksheet, students complete a word search puzzle by finding 12 words associated with taxonomy and classification.
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Introduction to Plants

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A vast overview of avascular and vascular plants, this PowerPoint displays all of the notes your botanists need to take. It lists primitive plant groups and their characteristics. It separates gymnosperms and angiosperms, also detailing...
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Classification of Living Things

For Teachers 7th - 10th
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...
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Classification

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this classification worksheet, students review the basics of taxonomy and Linnaeus' system of classification. This worksheet has 4 fill in the blank and 16 multiple choice questions.
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Classification

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
In this classification worksheet, learners review the Linnaeus' system of classification and compare the different kingdoms. This worksheet has 4 fill in the blank and 16 multiple choice questions.
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Classifying Critters

For Students 4th - 5th
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.

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