Biological Classification Teacher Resources

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Taxonomy Worksheet

For Students 6th - 7th
For this taxonomy worksheet, students come up with the category and then fill out the kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species of the animal.
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6 Kingdoms of Life Part 2: Plants and Animals

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Check this out! Part two of a set of slide shows about biological classification; this one zooms in on kindgom plantae and kingdom animalia. Attractive and informational slides cover details that make this most appropriate for advanced...
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The Crucible: Questioning Strategies Bloom's Taxonomy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Enrich your unit on Arthur Miller's The Crucible with a list of reading questions based on Bloom's Taxonomy. Kids answer questions and provide context for the knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation...
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Hoot: Bloom's Taxonomy- Questioning Strategy

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What better way to examine a text than to ask your own questions? Use Bloom's taxonomy to guide kids through Carl Hiaasen's Hoot by asking questions based on knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
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Different Ways to Look at Bloom's Taxonomy

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Here's a new way to look at Bloom's Taxonomy.
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Classification/Taxonomy/Statistics Review

For Students 9th - 12th
"Does King Phillip Cry Over Flimsy Grass Stems?" You might not answer that question with this exhaustive worksheet, but your biology class will get the full scoop on the hierarchy of biological classification with this resource. It...
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6 Kingdoms of Life Part 1: Archaebacteria, Eubacteria, Protist, and Fungi

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
An in-depth introduction to biological classification is presented at the opening of this presentation, dividing life into six kingdoms. Although it does not address the currently accepted level of domain, it is an outstanding...
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Much Ado About Nothing: Bloom's Taxonomy Questioning Strategy

For Teachers 12th
Do your class members’ questions lack depth? “Sigh no more . . .sigh no more.” Use a questioning strategy based on Bloom’s taxonomy to encourage readers to create questions that probe the themes of any text. The model discussion...
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My Antonia: Bloom’s Taxonomy Questions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How well do your pupils know My Antonia by Willa Cather? Take some time to create questions about the text. After examining a teacher model, individuals write questions that match each level of Bloom's Taxonomy and draft answers to these...
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That's My Type of Animal!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Humans are like cows and badgers? This introductory taxonomy learning exercise helps young biologists categorize animals, including humans. After reading a brief introduction, they examine two sets of animal images, recording...
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For Students 6th - 12th
How are living organisms grouped? In this eight-minute video clip, the system of grouping them according to similarities and relationships is broken down in a simple and straightforward manner. Sal explains the definition of species and...
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What's Your Genus? Scientific Classification and the VT

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students learn about binomial nomenclature, the scientific system of classification. In this scientific classification lesson, students work cooperatively to complete a binomial scavenger hunt using the internet and a Visual Thesaurus....
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Biological Taxonomy

For Students 6th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students read about biological taxonomy. They then use the information they learned to answer the 13 questions on the worksheet. The answers are on the last page of the packet.
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Sorting Seashells

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists use morphological, physiological, and molecular information to continually revise organism classification. Scholars observe and learn about 20 shells. Then, they work to sort and classify the shells, building a taxonomy based...
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Taxonomy: What's in a Name?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study the history of taxonomy and classification, how scientific names are helpful to scientists, and what designates a species. They examine a fish classification sheet and complete various question and answer worksheets.
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Why Taxonomy?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate the need for taxonomy and perform a variety of activities that will make taxonomy real to them. They identify plants and animals in a specific area and record the information on a data sheet. They write stories...
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For Students 9th - 12th
In this taxonomy instructional activity, students create a taxonomic scheme for a group of aliens found on a fictitious planet. Students create a flow chart and give all the aliens a scientific name. This instructional activity has 13...
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Taxonomy Concept Map

For Students 6th - 9th
Reinforce learners' knowledge of scientific taxonomy with a helpful concept map worksheet. Using a word bank, young biologists fill in the blanks to complete the description of organism classification.
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Reading the River - Biological Classification

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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...
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Backyard Bugs

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Explore the concept of scientific classification and the similarities and differences between plant and animal species. Your class will participate in hands-on activities by investigating dichotomous keys and classifying their shoes. To...
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For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology instructional activity, students complete a crossword puzzle with 39 questions on taxonomy. They identify the different classification systems used in biology.
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Blooming the Gospel According to Holden

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Use Bloom's Taxonomy to establish protocols in your classroom so that all readers make personal connections to the literature they are studying.
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Milkwood: Questioning Strategy

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Milkwood, Jerry Spinelli's young adult novel about a boy in Warsaw, Poland during World War II, gives middle schoolers a chance to consider the moral dimensions of decision-making. Using a cubing strategy, readers choose a topic...
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Biological Classification Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Classify living things with a set of worksheets that has pupils sorting and indentifying living and non-living things. Learners use the worksheets as a basis for finding their answers.