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 cover some specifics in assigning organisms to a particular level of classification.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask pupils to come up with their own acronyms to remember the levels of taxonomy
  • Show the video, then continue learning about classification with an online lesson from PBS
Classroom Considerations
  • Viewers need to understand some basic things about types of cells and characteristics of organisms 
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • The video is a fun alternative to stuffy, traditional classification videos
  • Content is well-written and animated
  • None
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