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Crash Course: Biology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine an entire biology course in one collection of 40 videos! Based on the AP Biology curriculum, viewers learn about the things that make up living things and the processes that keep organisms alive. They also learn how to identify...
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From Curiosity Cabinet to Museum Collection

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students study binomial nomenclature and museum-based research. They create a curiosity box, label the objects in their curiosity box , develop a classification scheme for the objects, and create a database of all objects collected by...
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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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Classification and Binomial Nomenclature

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners practice identifying different groups of living organisms using a dichotomous key. Students also examine the history of an organism and its lineage by writing a paragraph about it and "three generations" of ancestors.
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What's Your Genus? Scientific Classification and the VT

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students understand the definition of binomial nomenclature. In this binomial nomenclature lesson, students classify ordinary animals by seeking their scientific names. Students participate in a knowledge hunt using binomial nomenclature.
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Classification

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Where did our classification system come from, and why is it so important? Budding biologists discover binomial nomenclature through a brief but informative video. The resource covers the three kingdoms, then branches out from there to...
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Biology Before Darwin: Crash Course History of Science #19

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When did biology become a proper science? Travel back in time to the evolution of natural history during part 19 in an ongoing History of Science series. Pupils discover early pioneers in the study of plants and animals, the birth 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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An Introduction to Classification

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore, analyze and study the history of classification systems and the scientific processes that influenced modern classification methods. They evaluate why classification and binomial nomenclature are necessary to the...
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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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What's the Difference?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze the similarities in different species. This instructional activity is part of a multi-segmented unit on the diversity of life. In this segment, students classify shoes to mimic the scientific categories of the...
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Classification of Living Things

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students classify organisms according to the rules of taxonomy. In this biology lesson, students name organisms using binomial nomenclature. They create a new organism and explain which specific group it belongs to and why.
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Classification of Life

For Students 7th - 10th
In this classification of life learning exercise, students use an on line source to answer questions about how species are classified, named and grouped. They give the classification of a bear, an orchid and a sea cucumber.
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Classification

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

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A vast overview of avascular and vascular plants, this PowerPoint displays all of the notes your botanists need to take. It lists primitive plant groups and their characteristics. It separates gymnosperms and angiosperms, also detailing...
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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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Classifying Critters

For Students 4th - 5th
In this classifying critters worksheet, students read a 1 page article on classifying living organisms and then answer 10 true or false, short answer, multiple choice or fill in the blank questions.
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Organizing Life

For Students 7th - 12th
In this classification worksheet, students will review vocabulary words associated with the organization of living things which includes kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species. This worksheet has 5 fill in the blank...
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Classy

For Teachers 5th
Students explore the classification system in this seven lessons unit. The diversity of life forms and their characteristics are examined using a microscope. Kingdoms, classes, and families are investigated.
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Everything in Its Place: Science Classification

For Teachers 5th
Students investigate the system of classification for living things through the sixteen lessons of this unit. The five kingdoms of monerans, protists, fungi, plants, and animals form the basis of several experiments as the similarities...
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Classification

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this classification worksheet, learners will look at how biological classification began and how scientific names are used in biology. Students will use a table showing the classification of four organisms to answer 10 short answer...
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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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Entomology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Beginning with some general trivia about insects, this presentation is geared toward agricultural concerns. It covers binomial nomenclature and then examines six insect orders. Insect anatomy and life cycles are featured. The final two...

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