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Getting Nerdy® Science—Classification: Interactive Notebook Activity Pack

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GN1029

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Engage your students with Interactive Notebook Activity Packs. The Interactive Notebook flippers will have your kids “flipping” their way through learning all about science. Disseminate these lessons as you see fit whether creating a PowerPoint, in a class discussion or as small group activities. The possibilities are endless! Each Interactive Notebook Activity Pack includes directions for and photographs or examples of each activity, teacher notes and answer keys.

Includes 135+ PDF pages (30 activities), including differentiated black line and color templates, covering the following topics:

  • Intro to classification and taxonomy
  • Levels of classification
  • Tools of classification
  • Dichotomous keys and cladograms
  • Viruses
  • Bacteria
  • Protists
  • Fungi
  • Vascular and non-vascular plants
  • Types of symmetry
  • Vertebrate and invertebrate animals
  • Insects
  • Metamorphosis


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
Patterns
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.