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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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The Tree of Life

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Groups of species can have more in common than meets the eye. An interactive cladogram shows some of the connections between important groups of species. Learners click on sections of the diagram to learn more about the connections or on...
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A Tree of Life Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students solve a mystery of the identification of a unknown organism by comparing its morphological characteristics to those in a tree of life classification poster. They compare the observable characteristics of the specimen and...
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Kingdom: Fungi

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Based on DNA, fungi relate more closely to animals than to plants. This new scientific knowledge shifted the world view of scientists and opened up new classifications. Viewers learn about fungi's place in evolution, in the tree of life,...
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Bacteria

For Students 9th - 12th
Is the other side of bacteria called fronteria? Introduce bacteria with a video that covers where it fits on the tree of life, the structure and functions of each part, the shapes and metabolism for various types of bacteria,...
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AP: Chapter 25: Phylogeny and Systematics

For Students 9th - 12th
As a review or note taking guide, this resource wraps up a unit on the tree of life. Biology bigwigs define phylogeny and answer questions about the subsequent classification of organisms. The worksheet takes a straightforward and...
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Classifying Organisms Based On the Characteristics of the Five Kingdoms of Living Things

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Kids prefer candy over fried green spinach. King Philip can order five good soups. Mnemonic devices are very helpful for remembering taxonomy. The second lesson in a 10-part series teaches scholars about kingdom, phylum, class, and...
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Phylogenetics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars explore revolutionary relationships among organisms through phylogenetics. Using cladograms, or an evolutionary tree, the narrator shows viewers how organisms are created through morphological (analysis of number of heart...
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Origin of Life

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Twenty-seven slides will give your students a complete overview of the biological and chemical theories behind the development of life on Earth.  There are fabulous real life photos and labelled diagrams to give details about the first...
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Vascular Plants = Winning!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Viewers explore vascular plants with a video that shows their different tissues, their ability to grow taller and wider, and their parts. Young scientists then see these plants xylem and phloem and learn how vascular plants move water...
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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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