Your Safer Source for Science
All-In-One Science Solution
Your Safer Source for Science
Address P.O. Box 219 Batavia, IL 60510
Phone 800-452-1261
Email [email protected]
Downloadable resource

You’re ready to teach with this comprehensive bundle on classification. Engage your students with animated PowerPoints and 3–4 weeks of aligned lessons covering the following topics:

  • Cladograms and dichotomous keys
  • Carolus Linnaeus’ system for classifying organisms
  • Domain, kingdom, phylum, class, genus, species, etc.
  • Classifying according to characteristics, such as cell type, reproductive and eat habits, body structure and function
  • The six kingdoms of Archaebacteria, Eubacteria, Protista, Fungi, Plantae and Animalia, and non-living viruses

Complete bundle includes:

  • 200+ slide fully editable PowerPoint with objectives, bell work, guided notes and animations.
  • 100+ PDF pages of aligned notes, labs, projects, activities, study guide and assessments.
  • A final assessment aligned with the notes and activities completed during the unit.
  • 30+ interactive notebook activities aligned with the topics and lessons in the unit
  • 40 aligned visual word wall cards (English-only and English/Spanish translated) with roots, suffixes and prefixes
  • 20 aligned task cards for warm-ups, exit tickets, project starters and more

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
MS-LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
MS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and system models
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Cause and effect
Energy and matter
Structure and function
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-LS1-4. Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively
MS-LS4-2. Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.