Taxonomy: Life's Filing System

Explore the history of taxonomy, the naming of organisms, with a video about Linnaeus and his classification system that is still used by scientists today to show the evolutionary relationships among organisms. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners research the kingdoms and present their findings to the class
  • Assign a research paper on a specific organism and their taxonomic history
  • Turn on closed captioning for students who struggle with English
Classroom Considerations
  • Video 19 in a series of 40
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Includes table of contents that enables teachers to show only specific parts of the video
Cons
  • None
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