Instructional Video

Classification of Life

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Kids Prefer Cheese Over Fried Green Spinach is one way to remember the classification system in order. In the video, scholars learn the classification system for all organisms on Earth. They listen to a brief history of taxonomy, see how classification is based upon evolutionary relationships and then, as an example, see how the Florida panther is classified.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners write down all of the vocabulary from the video they don't know, then generate a list as a class, define, and post as a word wall for everyone to reference
  • Instruct individuals to research classification of one living organism and post in the classroom
Classroom Considerations
  • If assigning as homework, ensure students have access to the Internet
  • This is the third video in a series of six
  • Includes closed captioning for learners who have a hard time with English or have hearing disabilities
  • Video utilizes high-quality images and diagrams
  • The instructor defines words young people may not already know
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