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72 resources with the keyterm taxonomy

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Species

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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Animal Classification: A Collaborative Sorting Activity for Key Stages 2 & 3

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Introduce the logic behind a dichotomous key or administer a group performance assessment with a fun and challenging classification lesson. With explicit instructions for the teacher and for collaborative groups, as well as engaging...
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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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Systematics and the Phylogenetic Revolution

For Students 9th - 12th
This assignment conducts a thorough exploration of systematics. Clearly designed for an AP biology course, questions pertain to taxonomic categories, phylogeny, and construction of cladograms. 
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Taxonomy - The Science of Naming Organisms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Carolus Linnaeus designed the binomial nomenclature system of naming organisms that is still in use more than 200 years later. By viewing this PowerPoint, upcoming biologists learn how to use it. They are also introduced to the hierarchy...
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Taxonomy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Biology novices name the seven levels of classification and use binomial nomenclature for naming living organisms. The first half of this presentation bestows a brief history of taxonomy, while the second half instructs on how to use our...
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Arthropods

For Teachers 7th - 10th
A set of note-taking slides introduces your biologists to the characteristics and the four subphyla of arthropods. Nothing flashy is included, but it is a tidy and straightforward presentation that you can use when your class is studying...
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Taxonomy and the Tree of Life

For Students 6th - 12th
Mr. Khan explains with pictures and diagrams Carl Linneaus' taxonomy system and the biological tree of life. He mentions that the debate still continues regarding how to classify organisms and that newer technology that examines DNA is...
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Organizing Principles of Plants and Animals

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Three lessons and five assessments are contained in this material. Various paper shapes are sorted as a simulation of biological classification. Learners gather a list of living things that they are familiar with and design a...
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Classification of Living Things

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Biology learners will be able to explain the binomial nomenclature system and name the seven levels of classification of living things after viewing this set of slides. Brightly colored with bold fonts, the format is eye-catching, and...
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Prokaryotes and Protists

For Teachers 8th - 10th
In this Prokaryotes and Protists worksheet, young scholars are given details about the Kingdom Monera and Kingdom Protista. Included are examples of the species in each kingdom, the characteristics of each kingdom and how the species are...
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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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How Plants Are Named

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Here is an interesting set of slides that give some nice examples of the reasoning behind scientific Binomial Nomenclature. Some examples of scientific naming are given along with their common names. There is not much more detail on the...
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INSECT TAXONOMY VIA THE INTERNET

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore how to classify insects and organize information.In this insect classification lesson students use the Internet to retrieve information on insects then organize the pictures to make a book project.
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Classification

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explain how organisms are classified according to similarities. In this biology lesson, 10th graders research on five different organisms of their choice. They prepare a report and presentation about them which they share...
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Ecology and Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students identify the different taxonomic classifications of organisms. In this biology lesson, students create their own organisms and make some changes according to environmental conditions. They present their work in class.
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Mnemonic Memory Taxonomy

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explain the importance of taxonomy. In this biology instructional activity, 7th graders classify organisms accordingly. They develop a mnemonic to help them remember taxonomy levels.
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Identifying an Earthworm

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students navigate the Internet to learn to identify Earthworms. In this taxonomy instructional activity, students explore species of earthworms finding their characteristics and using photographs to identify the species. Students...
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Classification of Cerealites

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a dichotomous key. In this categorizing lesson, students create a dichotomous key for different types of cereal. Students classify the cereal into groups such as flakes and cereal with holes. Students discuss their...
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Animal Kingdom Characteristics using Microsoft Access

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students create a computer database to discover relationships present in the Animal Kingdom. In this classification lesson, students enter data into a Microsoft Access database. They answer questions on a worksheet and create a visual...
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Potato chip Classification

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students create a dichotomous key using potato chips. In this classification lesson, students sort potato chips into groups based on observable characteristics. They record their results to create a dichotomous key in preparation for...
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Classify Shedd's Collection

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners explore the concept of taxonomy. In this classification instructional activity, students discover taxonomy attributes. Learners apply their organizational skills as they observe animals in Shedd Aquarium, record data about the...
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Levels of Classification

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students use diagrams to compare structural differences that taxonomists use to classify animals. For this classification lesson plan, students compare structures of different species from given diagrams. In one diagram they identify the...
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Classification

For Students 9th - 12th
In this classification instructional activity, students complete a word search puzzle by finding 12 words associated with taxonomy and classification.