Classifying Organisms Based On the Characteristics of the Five Kingdoms of Living Things

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Kids prefer candy over fried green spinach. King Philip can order five good soups. Mnemonic devices are very helpful for remembering taxonomy. The second lesson in a 10-part series teaches scholars about kingdom, phylum, class, and order. With a variety of organism samples, pictures, and diagrams, they must identify the important characteristics and sort each properly.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include local animals, plants, etc. for sorting
  • Connect the lesson to the Tree of Life, found online
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on students using a textbook with information on various phylum, class, and order characteristics
Pros

  • Includes a section giving background information for the pupils
  • Highlights vocabulary throughout the lesson
Cons

  • None