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Unit 2 The Variety of Life
Chapter 2 Living Things

Section 2 Classifying Organisms



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Teacher Resources          Student Extra Credit   


2-2 Classifying Organisms

Why Do Scientists Classify?
The Naming System of Linnaeus
Levels of Classification
Domains and Kingdoms

 

Day 2
readme.gif (1442 bytes) Prentice Hall 42-49
Pencil.gif (434 bytes) RSG 2-2 Classifying Organisms
Day 5
Lecture.gif (2227 bytes)  Scientific Method Naming Lesson
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Interpreting Graphics-Taxonomy
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Interpreting Graphics Questions Sheet
Day 9
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Pamishan Creature Picture
star.gif (2279 bytes) Coral Reef Fish Dichotomous Key
Day 3
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  History of Classification
Day 6
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Name That Animal  page 12-13
Day 10
Pencil.gif - 434 BytesIdentifying Vertebrates
Day 4
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Animal Grouping Worksheet
Day 7
Lecture.gif (2227 bytes)  Creature Features
Day 11
braininjar.gif (1615 bytes) Test Classifying Organisms
  Day 8
Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) Dichotomous Key for Creature Features
 

 

Day 1
Topic 2-2 Classifying Organisms
Objective / I can
Distinguish observations from interpretations.
Recognize that observations by many should improve accuracy
Name two ways books are classified in the library.
State Goals
12.A.1b 
Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.

Common Core MS-LS4-2
Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.

Classwork-Homework
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Classification:
grouping things according to similarities
Taxonomy: science of classifying things
Taxonomist: scientist who classify things

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Classification
All living things share common characteristics.
Scientists develop systems for classifying living things.
Biologists use seven levels of classification.
Classification systems change as scientists learn more. 

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes)  Introduction to Classification

Classification: Alaire Report  8:37  Stop after Grizzly Bear (Ursis arctos)
Order of Life  :32

TEC
Resources
filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes) Taxonomy
star.gif - 2279 Bytes Classifying Foods

 

Day 2
Topic 2-2 Classifying Organisms
Objectives / I can
Name taxonomy as the science of classifying living things.
Explain why it is necessary to classify things.
State Goals
12.A.1b 
Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features. 
Common Core MS-LS4-2
Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.
Classwork-Homework
readme.gif (1442 bytes) Prentice Hall 42-49

Prokrayotes: Archaea and Bacteria  2:33  Use with bottom page 47

Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Reading Study Guide 2-2 Classifying Organisms

TEC
Resources

 

Day 3
Topic History of Classification
Objectives/ I Can
Explain the different levels of classification.
Classify animals using old classification systems
State Goals
12.A.1b 
Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.
12.A.3c Compare and contrast how different forms and structures reflect different functions.
Common Core MS-LS4-2
Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.
Classwork-Homework
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History of Classification Scientists

A Film About Carlos Linnaeus  3:57

Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  History of Classification 

TEC
Pee Dee Culture Burial  4:50
Pee Dee Culture  3:53
No Place to Grow  6:07

Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Artifact Classification   
Use 
Pee Dee Culture Artifacts and answer questions about  historic Native Americans.
Resources

 

Day 4
Topic  Animal Classification
Objectives/ I can
Explain why scientists classify things.
Classify by characteristics.
Understand that taxonomists study biological relationships to classify organisms. 
Describe the evidence scientists use to classify organisms.
State Goals
12.A.1b 
Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.
12.A.3c Compare and contrast how different forms and structures reflect different functions.

Common Core MS-LS4-16 Natural selection
Use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.

Classwork-Homework
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Classification of Living Things
Organisms are classified into a series of groups.
There are seven classification groups.
A species is a group of organisms that look alike and can reproduce among themselves.
The two parts of a scientific name include the genus and species.

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Lists of Animals  Use with Mystery Animals below.

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) Mystery Animals

 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Animal Grouping Worksheet 

TEC
Resources 
star.gif (2279 bytes)Find the Missing Member  Decide how the members of each group are alike, and then add a new mwmber to each group.

star.gif (2279 bytes) Classifying Foods  Students read a story about eating different types of foods
and then complete a chart classifying foods by their food group. The story includes
bolded words for the students to find the food more easily. It also includes a cause
and effect question and an inferring question.

star.gif (2279 bytes) Classifying Foods  Place foods in their correct food group.

 

Day 5
Topic Scientific Naming
Objectives/ I can
List the seven levels of classification.
View examples of classification.
Write the two parts of a scientific name of animal using the genus and species.
Name Carinvores, Felidae, and Canidae.
State Goals
12.A.1b 
Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.
12.A.3c Compare and contrast how different forms and structures reflect different functions.
Common Core MS-LS4-2
Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships
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Classwork-Homework
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Classification Levels      
Domain
Kingdom  
Phylum
Class
Order
Family         
Genus
Species
Crayfish              
Silverfish        
Shellfish
Starfish
Jellyfish
Earthworm
Roundworm
Mealworm
Ringworm
Tapeworm



 filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes) Classification
Taxonomy Song  4:04

Classification Rap

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) Palpitating Pachyderms 
This lesson is built around the poem by John Godfrey Saxe (1816-1887): "The Blind Men and the Elephant ."

6 Blind Men and an Elephant  3:36
Elephant and Blind Men Parable  3:40

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes)  Scientific Method Naming Lesson

 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Interpreting Graphics- Taxonomy
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Graphics Page Use page 2 for Graphic Chart. 
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Interpreting Graphics Questions Sheet
Set margins at .10 to get all the pictures

TEC
Resources
Dice.bmp (3974 bytes) Classifying Animals Game Board Project
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Scientific Classification Diagram Canis familarus  
star.gif (2279 bytes) Classification of Life 2 page on line journey at the Science Spot

 

Day 6
Topic Using Latin to Decode Scientific Names
Objectives/ I can
Determine scientific names of animals using latin word parts..
State Goals
12.A.1b  Categorize living organisms using  observable features.    
12.A.3c Compare and contrast how different forms and structures reflect different functions.

Common Core MS-LS4-4
Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals' probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.

Classwork-Homework
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Creature Feature page 13 from Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Use page 12 to show Latin is used to identify characteristics
Identify the 6 make believe creatures

Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Shape Island: Scientific Nomenclature

star.gif (2279 bytes) Name That Animal  page 12-14

star.gif (2279 bytes) Zoo Math page 15

TEC
Resources
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) STEMS Word Study Program 
A weekly program designed to help students determine the meaning of complex vocabulary by focusing on the Latin and Greek roots that are in the words.

 

Day 7
Topic Domains and Kingdoms and Classification Trees, Dichotomous Keys
Objectives/ I can
Name and describe the three domains of life.
Name and describe the 5 kingdoms of living things.
Create a minimum of two subgroups from the given group.
Name and describe the six kingdoms of living things.
Create a chart comparing the characteristics of the six kingdoms.
Name and describe the three domains of living things.
Construct a classification tree.
State Goals
12.A.1b 
Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features. 
12.A.3c Compare and contrast how different forms and structures reflect different functions.
Common Core MS-LS4-4
Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals' probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.
Classwork-Homework
Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) Variety of Life on Earth  
List as many living things as possible in two minutes.
Organize into categories.
Label each category.
Write categories on board.
Group categories into 5 kingdoms  

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Three Domains of Life
Bacteria prokaryotes; cell has no nucleus
Archaea prokaryotes; cell has no nucleus
Eukarya Eukaryotes; cell has a nucleus
Protists, Fungus, Plants, and Animals

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Five Kingdoms of Living Things
Moneran
Protist
Fungus
Plants
Animals


Five Kingdoms  2:40
5 Kingdom Classification System  7:47
6 Kingdoms

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) Creature Features Cut out pieces

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes)  Creature Features  
Practice separating into groups.  List groups on board.

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes)  Demonstrate how to make a Classification Tree for Creature Features

Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes   Pick 5 creatures. 
Make your own Creature Feature Classification Tree.              

TEC
Resources
Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Kingdom Classification page 6 Life Cycle Organisms
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Classification Activity Cards
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Five Kingdoms Chart

 

Day 8
Topic  Dichotomous Keys
Objectives/ I can
Create a dichotomous key for creatures.
State Goals
12.A.1b 
Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.
12.A.3c
Compare and contrast how different forms and structures reflect different functions.
Common Core MS-LS4-4
Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals' probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.
Classwork-Homework
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Candy Dichotomous Key

1. Candy is chocolate................................................Go to 2
1. Candy is not chocolate but fruity.....................Go to 3
2. Candy has colored coating..................................M&M
2. Candy has a foil wrapper..................................Hershey's
3. Surface is sugar-covered; blob-shape............Gumdrop
3. Surface is smooth; bean-shape.........................Jellybean

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes)  Demonstrate how to make a Dichotomous Key for Creature Features.
 
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Make a dichotomous key
Use on your own 5 Creature Feature Classification Tree. 

star.gif (2279 bytes) Classifying Animals Chart

TEC
Resources
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Taxonomy Project  Day 1
Illustrate, name, and classify 10 creatures. 
Create a dichotomous key to identify them.

 

Day 9
Topic Using a Dichotomous Key
Objectives/ I can
Use a dichotomous key to identify alien creatures.
State Goals
12.A.1b 
Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features. 
Common Core MS-LS4-4
Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals' probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.
Classwork-Homework
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Pamishan Creature Picture    Note02.gif (247 bytes) One Page Pamishman Key

star.gif (2279 bytes) Coral Reef Fish Dichotomous Key 9 Points

TEC
Resources
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Creature Features Evaluation
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Taxonomy Project  Day 2
Illustrate, name, and classify 10 creatures. 
Create a dichotomous key to identify them.

 

 

Day 10
Topic Extinct Vertebrate Classification
Objectives/ I can
Identify vertebrates using a classification key based on characteristics..
State Goals
12.A.1b 
Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.
Common Core MS-LS4-4
Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals' probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.
Classwork-Homework
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7 Vertebrate Classes

 Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes) On the Board
Vertebrate Temperature Regulation 
Ectotherm=Cold-blooded ecto "outside"    therm "heat"  Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles

Endotherm=Warm-blooded  endo "inside"   therm "heat"  Birds, Mammals 

 Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes) On the Board
Introduce the Extinct Animals 

Note02.gif (247 bytes) Passenger Pigeon Article pages 5-6

Tribute to the Last Passenger Pigeon  5:01
Extinct Passenger Pigeon  1:29
FIMP: Martha  2:54
Extinct Animals  2:43
20th Century Animal Extinctions  4:52

Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Identifying Vertebrates Using Classification Keys 

 Lecture.gif (2227 bytes)  Read page 77 together.               

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes)  Fill in data table together:
Appendages: Body Covering: Temp Regulation: Breathing Mechanism

 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Classification of Extinct Vertebrate Animals

 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Clasification Key of Extinct Vertebrate Animals

TEC
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Extinct Animals of the Louisiana Purchase
Read articles about the Parakeet and the Passenger pigeon.
Student will choose a project from Suggested Activities page 10.
Go over rules for independent learning,
Resources
Mrs Kings BioWeb Table of Contents
star.gif (2279 bytes) Favorite Animal Logic Puzzle
star.gif (2279 bytes) Mythical Creature Classification 

 

Day 11
Topic Test Classifying Organisms Day 1
Objectives / I can
earn 70% on the classification test
State Goals
12.A.1b  Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.    
12.A.3c Compare and contrast how different forms and structures reflect different functions.
Common Core MS-LS4-4
Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals' probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.
Classwork-Homework
braininjar.gif (1615 bytes) Test Classifying Organisms

braininjar.gif (1615 bytes) Classifying Vertebrates  
Fish, Amphibian, Reptile, Bird, and Mammal Characteristics Chart

braininjar.gif (1615 bytes) Classifying Coins
Use 1˘, 5˘, 10˘, 25˘

TEC
Resources

 

Day 12
Topic Test Classifying Organisms Day 2
Objectives/ I acn
To evaluate knowledge.
Create a pet dog classification tree.
Calculate the cost of dog ownership.
State Goals
12.A.1b  Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.    
12.A.3c Compare and contrast how different forms and structures reflect different functions.
Common Core MS-LS4-4
Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals' probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.
Classwork-Homework
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Dog Classification Prentice Hall Science Explorer
Use characteritics from chart to classify dogs into groups.
Draw tree on paper.
Answer questions on paper.

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Cost of a Dog
Calculate the cost of owning a dog for one year and for its lifetime.

TEC
braininjar.gif (1615 bytes) Silly Science
Resources


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Teacher Resources

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SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes) Field Trips     Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Computer     bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) Books, Keys, Guides    Dice.bmp (3974 bytes) Games    star.gif (2279 bytes)Extra Credit      filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes)PPT

ARISTOTLE
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes History of Classification
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Aristotle
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Aristotle: Papers & Essays
CLASSIFICATION
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Alien Taxonomy   You are an alien taxonomist. Classify the aliens found on Bizzaro-World
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Animal Classification From the national Zoo. Giant Panda 7 Level Classification
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Animal Classification Worksheet
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Animal Grouping Worksheet
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Classifying Commercial Marine Species    Lesson Plan
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Classifying Vertebrates
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Cookie Analogy
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Creepy Critters  Develop a classification scheme based on structural features of organisms.
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  History of Classification
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Mystery Animals
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Palpitating Pachyderms  This lesson is built around the poem by John Godfrey Saxe (1816-1887): "The Blind Men and the Elephant". Through small group activity and class discussions, the limiting influence of incomplete data and bias, along with the value of collaboration, are experienced.
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Taxonomy Project  Illustrate, name, and classify 10 creatures.  Create a dichotomous key to identify them.
 Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes Taxonomy Fun
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Chaos in the Living World  Information pages for students on classification.  Project on classification.
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Nature of Life  Lecture notes on alive or not alive, kingdoms, domains
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Six Men of Indostan  Poem illustrates the importance of observation in the scientific method.
 Earth.gif - 6650 BytesAnimal Classification Game  How well do you know what group animals belong to?  Try this OnLine activity.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Classification of Creatures   Different creatures are called species from the Latin for ‘outward appearance’. The methods that these scientists: Aristotle, Linnaeus and John Wray, the father of modern classification used to classify living things is studied
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  History of Classification   Early classification systems probably grouped organisms as to whether they were beneficial or harmful. Another ancient classification system recognized 5 animal groups - domestic animals, wild animals, creeping animals, flying animals, and sea animals.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Mystery of the Mesa: A Science Detective Story    How can a few spear points and other faint traces of the past tell the story of a people who lived nearly 12,000 years ago?  A recent discovery on the remote northern slopes of Alaska shows how scientists, working much like detectives at the scene of a crime, study such scant clues to piece together the tale of America's first settlers.  It also highlights the essential role of scientists in writing the earliest chapters of America's history.
DICHOTOMOUS KEYS
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Visit to an Ocean Planet  Dichotomous Key of common everyday objects
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  What is the Key to Classification? Making a Dichotomous Key    Making your own dichotomous key can be easily done for a group of living or nonliving things that you want to organize by physical traits. This can be a good method for helping people make observations and understand some physical traits that are important for learning how to classify things.
KEYS & GUIDES
 bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) Key to Cnidarians
 bookpages.gif - 1592 Bytes Leaf Key to Common Trees of South Carolina  pages 15-18  No pictures just a dichotomous key.
 bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) Trees of the Pacific Noerthwest Key
KINGDOMS
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Kingdoms Worksheet   Six Kingdoms
 Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Variety of Life on Earth  Investigation of organisms and the five kingdoms.
  Note02.gif - 247 BytesFive Kingdoms Chart    Chart information on Number of cells, Cell Structure, Food, Movement, Environmental Function and Importance, and Examples
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes The Five Kingdoms   The kingdom level is the broadest and contains the largest number of organisms. All organisms are presently divided into 5 kingdoms - Moneran, Protest, Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia.
LIFE CYCLES
 Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Cheetah and Me  Graph the development of a cheetah and a human.
LINNAEUS
 Pencil.gif (434 bytes)  Linnean Games   Questions about Linnaeus and classification.  45 pages.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Carl Linnaeus   Carl Linnaeus, also known as Carl von Linné or Carolus Linnaeus, is often called the Father of Taxonomy. His system for naming, ranking, and classifying organisms is still in wide use today (with many changes). His ideas on classification have influenced generations of biologists during and after his own lifetime, even those opposed to the philosophical and theological roots of his work.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Linnaean Classification of Humans  Classification of a human using twelve groups from Kingdom to species
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Linnaean Classification of Kingdoms     Chart of structural organization, method of nutrition, types of organisms, and the number of known species
PLANTS
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Plants to Know   A good taxonomist should have a working knowledge of the local flora, such as those of the following listing of common species in central Minnesota. A good list of scientific names of plants
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Plant Taxonomy    The grouping of plants based upon their presumed relationships.
PROTISTS
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  What Are Protists?  Protists Concept Map, Euglena Diagram, Ciliates, Rhizopods, Amoebas, and Sporozoans
SCIENTIFIC NAMING
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) STEMS Word Study Program  A weekly program designed to help students determine the meaning of complex vocabulary by focusing on the Latin and Greek roots that are embedded in the words. 4 roots per week.
TAXONOMY
   Taxonomy: What's In a Name
VIRUSES
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Virus Replication Worksheet  Do the calculations needed to complete this data table. Create a graph of the data.  Graph paper
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes It's Quick! It's Cheap! It's Deadly! It's Biological weapons!  Students will research information on biological weapons agents and the characteristics of viruses, bacteria, and sterile technique. Students will learn how bacteria can be quickly acquired and be very dangerous to the human population – without a trace of who perpetuated the crime.
 Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes Infection Game  Students play a game that simulates the spread of an epidemic.
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Viruses  Great Resource of information
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes What Do You Know About AIDS?  10 Lessons
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes AIDS Virus Information
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  The Big Picture Book of Viruses   The Big Picture Book of Viruses is intended to serve as both a catalog of virus pictures on the Internet and as an educational resource to those seeking more information about viruses.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Examples of Viruses
WEB QUESTS
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Classification Challenge  Professor Plananimingi urgently needs your help as biologists in training to help classify unknown living things from a newly discovered uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean before any of the living organisms are lost due to humans invading their environment.

 

Student Extra Credit

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 star.gif (2279 bytes)Classification of Magdalena Bay  Classify 18 ocean organisms into a tree.  Add an organism of your own.
  star.gif - 2279 Bytes Classification Scavenger Hunt   This scavenger hunt is designed to introduce you to the taxonomy system of organism classification. After exploring the basis of the organization process, you will be able to name and describe basic characteristics and examples of each kingdom. Click on the links to find answers to the questions.
  star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Classification Worksheet   Complete Critter Chart One and Two and answer the questions about different species of plants and animals.  Five pages! Tough assignment!  
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Classifying Foods Leaves, Roots, Stems, Seeds, or Fruits
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Classifying Living Things     Nine questions about scientific naming, Darwin, and natural selection and a lot of definitions.
 star.gif (2279 bytes) Favorite Animal Logic Puzzle
 star.gif (2279 bytes) Find the Missing Member Decide how the members of each group are alike, and then add a new member to each group.
 star.gif - 2279 BytesPinelands Animal Classification Worksheet  Classify pine tree forest animals as a Herbivore, Carnivore, or Omnivore.
 star.gif (2279 bytes)  These Viruses Make Me Sick   Choose a virus. Gather information from at least three sources about virus. Look for information such as: structure of the virus (shape, size and external features),  method of attachment,  process of replication,  the symptoms and dangers of the disease,  how it spreads, where it is commonly found, who is most vulnerable, how it is diagnosed,  treatment, and  any other interesting information.  Put information in a foldable booklet.
 star.gif (2279 bytes) Treasures of the Great Barrier Reef  Dichotomous Key of Fish
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Virus Project   Choose a virus, research it, make a 3-D model, and write two paragraphs about the virus you have chosen.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  What is Classification?   Worksheet from Glencoe Science


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