Taxonomy

Viewers get a brief overview of taxonomy and the idea that a common ancestor exists. A video on ocean animal classification features the informative video in addition to many others on science and evolution.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss the importance of taxonomy
  • Go into more detail on how technology has changed taxonomy
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of taxonomy and evolution
Pros

  • Requires very little class time to share
  • Links to a long list of related videos also aligned to science standards
Cons

  • None