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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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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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Paradise Lost: Bloom’s Taxonomy of Thinking Processes

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Chapter II of John Milton's Paradise Lost provides the text for a series of comprehension questions crafted using Bloom's Taxonomy.
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Bloom's Taxonomy for Ethan Frome: Chapter Four

For Students 10th - 12th
As your class progresses through Chapter four of Ethan Frome, provide them with these thought-provoking questions built using Bloom's Taxonomy. 
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The Joy Luck Club: Bloom's Taxonomy: Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
Really challenge your class when they're reading Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club. Provide them with this list of six thought-provoking questions to encourage a deeper analysis. The questions are based off of Bloom's Taxonomy, and a list of...
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Things Fall Apart: Bloom's Taxonomy of Thinking Processes

For Students 9th - 11th
One of the things that makes Bloom's Taxonomy so effective is that it works off different levels of understanding. Test your readers' knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation with these short questions....
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Mnemonic Memory Taxonomy

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

For Students 6th - 7th
In 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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Taxonomy and Me!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Taxonomy is the study of organisms and how you phylum. Three biology activities are included, helping scholars understand four of the six kingdoms, specifically Protista, Plantae, Fungi, and Animalia. Scholars observe and classify in...
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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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The Little Prince: Blooms’ Taxonomy Questions

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Question what you read with a lesson based on Bloom's Taxonomy. As kids read The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, they formulate questions with cues from a graphic organizer, and answer them to work on critical thinking skills.
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Things Fall Apart: Bloom’s Taxonomy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Promote critical thinking and literary analysis with a short activity. Readers of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart respond to a series of questions modeled on Bloom's Taxonomy.    
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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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What's Your Genus? Scientific Classification and the VT

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

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
For decades Bloom's Taxonomy has helped to guide educators' approach to instruction, but as times change and students change, so too must the methods for teaching evolve. Introducing teachers to the new revised Bloom's Taxonomy, this...
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Taxonomy

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle with 39 questions on taxonomy. They identify the different classification systems used in biology.
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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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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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Taxonomy

For Students 9th - 12th
In this taxonomy worksheet, 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 worksheet has 13 problems to solve.
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Taxonomy Concept Map

For Students 6th - 9th
Reinforce learners' knowledge of scientific taxonomy with a helpful concept map activity. 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...