Classification

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
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 
Pros

  • The video is a fun alternative to stuffy, traditional classification videos
  • Content is well-written and animated
Cons

  • None
Common Core