Reading the River - Biological Classification

This Reading the River - Biological Classification lesson plan also includes:

Youngsters create a list of grocery store items and then work together to categorize them as if they were setting up the shelves of the market. Then they are given a box of miscellaneous objects to practice categorizing. With these two experiences under their belts, you can then introduce them to the biological classification system and the use of a dichotomous key for identifying unknown organisms. The lesson is specific to Kentucky wildlife, but can easily be adapted no matter where you live. 

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Grade
5th - 8th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
5 days