How Are Animals Classified?
For this animal classification worksheet, students describe the animal kingdom including invertebrates, vertebrates, birds, and mammals. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
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Classifying Organisms Based On the Characteristics of the Five Kingdoms of Living Things
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...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Do Animals Have Such Different Lifespans?
Is it true that larger animals have longer lifespans than smaller animals? Does an animal's habitat help shape the length of its life? And does the ability to adapt and evolve allow living things to expand their lifespans? Watch a video...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Coelacanth: A Living Fossil of a Fish
It was just another day of fishing at the local pier when a man unknowingly reeled in a fish thought to be extinct for 65 million years. This short video explains how scientists were surprised to discover that this 360 million year old...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Inside the Minds of Animals
Is it instinct and intelligence that divide animals from humans? What are they really thinking, and how do we define that? Check out this great video that discusses everything from Descartes' thoughts on the topic and Darwinian evolution...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable