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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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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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Dichotomous Key

For Students 6th - 12th
In this species worksheet, students use a dichotomous key to identify the 8 different species of "Norns," a fictitious animal group.
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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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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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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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Organizing Life

For Students 7th - 12th
In this taxonomy worksheet, 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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Human Evolution Overview

For Students 8th - 10th
About 70 million years ago dinosaurs ruled the earth, but as Sal explains, a huge meteor struck the earth and wiped them out. What happened next was a boom in a new type of animal, lucky for us that animal was the primate. Learn all...
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Human Evolution Overview

For Students 8th - 10th
About 70 million years ago dinosaurs ruled the earth, but as Sal explains, a huge meteor struck the earth and wiped them out. What happened next was a boom in a new type of animal, lucky for us that animal was the primate. Learn all...
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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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Multiple Intelligences

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders choose an activity to help them memorize the animal classification terms according to their own "multiple intelligences" learning style. In this animal classification and study skills lesson, 5th graders memorize animal...
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Biodiversity

For Students 7th - 9th
In this biodiversity worksheet, 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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Animal Classification Stair Activity

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students practice classifying animals in the proper phylum and writing proper scientific names. They create a stair grid to classify each animal they see during a field trip to the Minnesota Zoo. They use this grid to identify the...
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Classification of Living Things

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students identify and locate various vocabulary terms relating to the classification of living things. There are 28 biology terms located in the word search.
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Classification

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students identify and locate various vocabulary terms related to the classification of living things. There are 32 biology terms located in the word search.
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Classification Vocabulary

For Students 9th - 12th
In this classification activity, students define and give an example for 17 vocabulary words associated with the classification of living things. Students complete a graphic organizer.
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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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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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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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