Lesson Plan

Classification Systems

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Grade Level:
Fifth Grade-Ninth Grade
Subject:
Biology: Animals, Ecology, Science History
National/State Standards:
Utah Core Curriculum Seventh Grade Science.
Standard Five
Students will understand that structure is used to develop classification systems.
Keywords:
classification, dichotomous key, taxonomy, Species, genus, organisms, observation

Overview

This guide contains background information about how observation and classification are important to scientists, and directions for three activities that will help students better understand why organisms are classified in different ways.

Materials

Download the lesson plan at the top of the page for the activity guide. 

Click on the PDFs below for the activity materials that accompany each activity described in the activity guide.