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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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How Plants are Named

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Genus and species are the 2 categories from which the plant classifications are derived and combined to create a scientific name.  The rules for capitalization and underlining are given in these clean and logical slides.  
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Third Quarter Review - Biology Jeopardy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
To review for an exam on classification and evolutionary concepts, junior biologists can play Biology Jeopardy! Multiple-choice questions are presented in game-show style with large colorful photos and graphics. Since each individual...
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Classification Schemes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Junior biologists journey through the hiearchy of living things with these activites. Using a dichotomous key, they identify common algae, plants, and fish. They design their own key for a mixture of seeds and a collection of...
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Animals

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss why things are classified into groups and why animals might be assigned a classification. Students do research to find the genus and species names of some familiar plants and animals. Next, students are divided into...
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Student Dichotomous Key for Insects

For Students 7th - 9th
In this student dichotomous key worksheet, students work in groups to create genus and species names for a list of insects assigned to them. Students then create a key for the new names given to their assigned list of insects.
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Plant and Animal Classification

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine a painting by Frans Snyders and use Internet research to classify the animals portrayed in the painting according to genus and species.
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What's Your Genus? Scientific Classification and the VT

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students understand the definition of binomial nomenclature. In this binomial nomenclature lesson, students classify ordinary animals by seeking their scientific names. Students participate in a knowledge hunt using binomial nomenclature.
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Dichotomous Key

For Students 6th - 12th
For this species worksheet, students use a dichotomous key to identify the 8 different species of "Norns," a fictitious animal group.
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Pair the Plants: An Introduction to Scientific Names

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students examine why plants have both common and scientific names, then complete the activity by matching each common plant name with its scientific name. They finish by working in cooperative groups to create an ABC of Plants class book.
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What Is a Species?

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students are able to recognize that scientists use different definitions of species. They are able to assess the strengths and limitations of species definitions depending on their context. Students are able to use definitions of...
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Genus Names of Herbaceous Perennials

For Students 7th - 9th
In this earth science worksheet, students locate and identify various vocabulary terms pertaining to the genus names of herbaceous perennials. There are 48 types of perennials located in the word search.
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Genus Names of Shrubs

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students identify and locate various vocabulary terms pertaining to the genus names of types of shrubs. There are 48 biology terms located in the puzzle.
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Genus Names of Trees

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, learners identify and locate various vocabulary terms pertaining to the genus names of trees. There are 48 biology terms located in the word search.
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What's in a Name?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Combine art and word analysis in a lesson about genus and species. Elementary children sleuth out the meaning of scientific names for a number of shark species using a prefix and suffix definition chart. They then draw an image of the...
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Identification of Positive Streptococci

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
After being introduced to the genus Straptococcus, biology buffs set up agar plates, esculin slants, and salt broth tubes with different species to test. The level of laboratory skills required to perform this activity makes it most...
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Ardipithecus ramidus: A Prehistory Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discover details about the genus Ardipithecus. In this prehistory lesson, students listen to a lecture about the attributes of Ardipithecus. Students then conduct further research on either Ardipithecus ramidus or...
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Organizing Life

For Students 7th - 12th
In this taxonomy activity, students learn about Linnaeus' system for classifying living things. Students complete 2 fill in the blank and 2 short answer questions based on what they read.
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Classification of Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Kids Prefer Cheese Over Fried Green Spinach is one way to remember the classification system in order. In the video, scholars learn the classification system for all organisms on Earth. They listen to a brief history of taxonomy, see how...
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Classifying Critters

For Students 4th - 5th
In this classifying critters worksheet, learners read a 1 page article on classifying living organisms and then answer 10 true or false, short answer, multiple choice or fill in the blank questions.
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Everything in Its Place: Science Classification

For Teachers 5th
Students investigate the system of classification for living things through the sixteen lessons of this unit. The five kingdoms of monerans, protists, fungi, plants, and animals form the basis of several experiments as the similarities...
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ARE WE IN THE MIDDLE OF A MASS EXTINCTION?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify and interpret the following: What is mass extinction, and what are some theories for why it happens? How often do species become extinct? What is the normal rate of extinction? Why are some species endangered? What...
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Biodiversity

For Students 7th - 9th
In this biodiversity activity, students sort and classify animals by their observable features using a dichotomous key. Students then respond to questions about complete and incomplete metamorphosis.
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Sunken Lesson: Classifying Animals

For Teachers 5th
This PowerPoint features vocabulary and key concepts related to animal classification. Information about levels of classification, traits common to vertebrates and invertebrates, and a description of metamorphosis are included. The text...

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