What Is A Species?

What's so special about species? Junior zoologists delve into the science behind the classification with a Fuse School Evolution video. The narrator shows the accepted classification system and explains what conditions two organisms must meet to be considered the same species.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Show the video to help students better understand how scientists classify organisms 
  • Following the horse, donkey, and mule example in the video, ask learners to research other similar organisms that can mate but produce infertile offspring
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should have some understanding of the six kingdom classification system 
Pros

  • Contains great visual elements to help your class learn the levels of organization from kingdom to species
  • Content includes a solid explanation of why new species develop, an important part of understanding evolution
Cons

  • None
Common Core